With ex-Everton manager David Moyes sensationally set to take-over from Sir Alex Ferguson, on July 1, we look to be in for a busy summer of transfers at Old Trafford.
Here is a list of stars that Moyes may have a look at as he plans to make this Manchester United team his own:
Ilkay Gundogan - Borussia Dortmund and Germany - Position: Midfielder - Age: 22
The club are in need of an exciting playmaker that can not only pass but start attacks and dribble at defences. With this thought in mind I have come to the conclusion that Dortmund and Germany midfield maestro and one of this season’s outstanding Champions League performers, in Ilkay Gundogan, is the man the Red Devils need in the middle of the park. Having lead Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles in a row over the likes of Bayern Munich, Gundogan took little of the credit despite magnificent displays consistently throughout the seasons. Instead players like Kagawa and Gotze received all the plaudits, which was harsh on such a consistent performer.
But not to be outdone this season he has upped his game to a whole new dimension as he has spear-headed the Ruhr-based club to the Champions League final at Wembley, putting in some masterful performances along the way.
Kurt Zouma - St Etienne and France - Position: Defender - Age: 18
Despite the progression of the Manchester United defence as this season has gone on, there is no doubt that it could still be strengthened further with it also becoming obvious that, despite young talents such as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, the United centre-back partnership that stars veterans, Ferdinand and Vidic, could do with more younger competition. Having watched many promising young defenders across Europe, I have come to the conclusion that the man needed is St Etienne and France’s Kurt Zouma. Who, at 18 already, has a lot of admirers as well as a full French cap on the horizon.
Gareth Bale - Tottenham Hotspur and Wales - Position: Winger - Age: 23
Although Real Madrid are currently the favourites to secure Bales signature having torn apart the Manchester United defence during Tottenham’s 3-2 win at Old Trafford earlier in the season, United are more than aware of the threat that the Welshman possesses.
Having become the first man to have ever won an individual awards treble of PFA Player of the Year, PFA Young player of the Year and Football Writers’ Player of the Year, Gareth Bale has been recognised as the clear stand-out player in English football this season.
Callum McManaman - Wigan Athletic and England - Position: Winger - Age: 22
Having torn apart Man City's established defence in the FA Cup final after breaking into the Wigan team around January, Callum McManaman is now hot property and with Wigan going down - a real bargain could be struck for the talented young Englishman.
With pace, tricks and an eye for goal, the 22-year-old has the potential to reach the top.
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