Manchester United officially start life under David Moyes on July 1, and the former Everton boss is expected to bolster his squad with at least one high-profile player this summer.

Here are the top three players that have been linked with United this summer:

3. Leighton Baines | Everton

Having played a key role in the team during David Moyes' time at Everton, Leighton Baines is allegedly at the top of the new United boss' wish-list.

The 28-year-old English left-back has two years left on his contract and while Everton are eager to get him to sign on for more years at Goodison Park, Moyes might have other plans.

According to the Daily Mail, the Scot is said to think of Baines as a perfect replacement for Patrice Evra, 32, who has been linked with a move back to Monaco.

2. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund

One of the best forwards last season, both domestically and in Europe, Robert Lewandowski recently was told by Borussia Dortmund that they wouldn't let him leave for fierce rivals Bayern Munich, who have already signed his team-mate Mario Götze.

This will encourage David Moyes to sign the Pole who's in his last year of a £40.000-a-week contract, and rumours about United luring him to Old Trafford with a contract worth more than twice what he's earning at the moment might be telling the truth.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

Always the centre of attention, Ronaldo is once again rumoured to be pulling on the shirt of the Red Devils next season.

The Portuguese, who once again saw himself beaten by the goalscoring capabilities of Lionel Messi last season, this time by 12 goals, is said to be valued at even more than the £80m that Spanish giants paid for him four years back.

The price tag shouldn't be an obstacle for United if they are willing to pay that much for any player, Ronaldo or not. The fans, however, want their former star back, and are being told by the club that their attempt to raise the money themselves will not influence whether the club will bring back Ronaldo or not, leaving the decision to Moyes and the owners.

 

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