Manchester United fans will be swimming in a pool of transfer rumours this summer with the club being linked to a host of top players from all over the globe.

Obviously not every story will be true or even newsworthy, but here are a few players that might warrant a second look by fans and the club that could prove to be vital for the future of the Red Devils.

At 17-years-old, Luke Shaw already has a number of exciting options. The left-back can continue to develop at Southampton or seemingly move to one of many elite clubs currently scouting him.

Manchester United are amongst those rumoured to be courting the youngster, and it's a move that makes perfect sense.

Shaw would be an exciting and smart addition to the left side of defence. United need a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra and would do well to lure Shaw, a self-proclaimed Chelsea fan - to the Theatre of Dreams.

The Red Devils are crying out for a versatile midfield powerhouse who can help plug some of the team's defensive gaps.

That man is PSV's Kevin Strootman.

The 23-year-old excels in both the holding midfield and deep-lying playmaker roles. He could free up extra space for Michael Carrick and others to dictate, especially if an emphasis is put on carrying out defensive tasks.

While Everton's Marouane Fellaini is also a legitimate transfer target, his recent statement about being destined to stay at Everton does dent the chances of acquiring his services.

Lastly, David Moyes should consider a look in on his former charge Ross Barkley, who shares similar qualities to Wayne Rooney.

The two players share a number of similarities. Both can play anywhere along the forward or midfield lines, offer a physical presence and an endless supply of energy. Barkley, just like Rooney, is also expected to achieve great things at the tender age of 19.

With United also being linked to Barcelona duo Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara, the future line up at Old Trafford could achieve great things.


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