With the closure of the summer transfer window, it was quite clear that David Moyes lacked the pulling power to sign Europe's elite players.
If Moyes can prove to the world his capabilities as a manger of a big club, big names will descend upon the side yet again.
With the only one marque signing so far, and that too from his previous club, Moyes is still testing waters when it comes to bringing in talent.
Here's a list of players that are realistic targets come next summer:
1. Leighton Baines
One signing that has been a drag for both the management and United faithful. Leighton Baines craves for Champions league football and how long can Everton hold to someone with aspirations like that?
With Patrice Evra rumoured to leave Manchester United next summer to return to his homeland, United will be in a predicament to strengthen the defence, and Leighton Baines may force through a transfer this time around and join his ex-team-mate at the Theatre of Dreams.
2. Ross Barkley
Another one from David Moyes' old club, Ross Barkley is hitting all the right notes this season. The English midfielder who is rated highly by number of clubs, could be the creativity United have been looking for.
Under David Moyes, Barkley could go on to be a well established and great midfielder.
3. Alessio Cerci
The 26-year-old Italian winger could prove a star if he was to join the Old Trafford outfit. With United struggling on the wings, they must take a look at Cerci and opt to bring the Torino star to Old Trafford.
4. Luke Shaw
If the transfer for Baines falls through yet again, United will surely set their sights on the Southampton youngster. With Patrice Evra ageing, United are in a need of a replacement, and Shaw can prove the ideal long-term candidate.
5. Angel Di Maria
Now with Gareth Bale at Real Madrid, Di Maria could find playing time hard to come by. He could possibly follow ex-teammate Mesut Ozil to the Premier League and Old Trafford could be his destination.
With the World Cup around the corner, Di Maria may be forced to move away and United would welcome the star with open arms.
The next summer transfer window will be more eventful than the January transfer window considering David Moyes is yet to completely establish himself. United will likely offload a number of players, and sign quite a few as well. How United shape up next season will be interesting to watch.
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