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Manchester United don't need to buy big

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With all the transfer hype surrounding Manchester United, from Thiago Alcantara to the latest, Luka Modric, critics have kept the reviews coming about how United can improve the squad through the transfer window.

It's been much talked about that Ed Woodward would want to make a major signing to boost the squad to make a statement this season, but what everyone seems to forget is of course how well United can play even without all these additions.

If Bale, Fabregas or Modric do join the Red Devils, they will merely be surplus for this Manchester side which won the Premier League title with four games to spare, equalling Arsenal's dominance back in the 2003-2004 season.

The biggest positive from the season, which was so fashionably won by United, was the emergence of young stars like David de Gea, Rafael, Tom Cleverly, Chris Smalling and Danny Welbeck.

All these players could form the very basis of United's future squad and that, having them to play together along with other senior players and winning the league, will keep them going for another 10 seasons or so.

In addition, despite having had mixed-fortunes in the pre-season so far, the fact that David Moyes was able to deploy several young players like Jesse Lingard and Wilfried Zaha to test their skills in the big stage caught everyone's attention about the depth of the squad inherited by Sir Alex Ferguson.

It's safe to say that for most positions, if a spot is left vacant by a senior member of the squad, it could be easily filled up with a younger player without too many worries.

Therefore, having been a consistent 80-points-a-season club, David Moyes' main aim this season is surely to equal their usual tally.

Hence, instead of getting too caught up chasing after players to add into the squad, he should start looking at what United has and how he could help develop certain players into complete footballers.

There are a multitude of ways David Moyes could improve the squad, several are listed below:

(1) Play Rooney and Robin van Persie upfront, interchangeably.
Both can play as the main marksman as well as the support player.

Putting them out in all the games will help build a great team chemistry and that makes defenders second guess their movement as either of them are extremely lethal with both feet or long range.

(2) Play Kagawa in the right position.
With all his talent, this young Japanese player could go all the way as long as he plays at the right position.

He demonstrated his sublime finishing touches at Norwich and that all he needs is just more playing time as well as playing at the right position for it.

(3) Keep Vidic fit.
It's evident that United need a strong centre-back

Although Ferdinand played one of his best seasons ever, United were leaking goals all over the place and were even branded as having a 'cartoon defence' by Fergie himself. The second half of the season showed everyone how having a solid defence can win you games.

(4) Boost the wingers.
Antonio Valencia and Nani are menaces when they are at their best. It's unfortunate though that every time one peaks, the other falls short in form.

Last season both were mediocre and that this season both are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season. Expect them to lead United's wings this season with skills and sudden bursts whenever the team needs it.

(5) Play Giggs sparingly.
Due to his old age, playing him too often will cause problems. Using him sparingly will lead to great results like his wonderful display against Real Madrid.

Keep him happy and fit and he can go on forever.

All things considered, it's some achievement that United were able to win the league so easily last season. The early goals conceded only means a win at the end, while late goals whenever it's most needed never stopped coming for United.

In the end, it's all up to David Moyes to keep this team together. The Scotsman has inherited a squad that could be the future of Manchester United for years to come, and keeping all the young talents in the club, whilst at the same time winning trophies, is David Moyes' priority.

 

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