The chances are this summer that the attention of the majority of the footballing world will be firmly planted on Manchester United.

Not only do the Red Devils have an intriguing decision to make with regards to who they elect to replace David Moyes, but there's a well-documented summer revamp that will need to take place to bring the current side up to speed with their closest Premier League rivals.
If you look closely then the two choices go hand in hand. The one thing Moyes wasn't able to offer United was a pedigree which could attract the biggest players in the game, and boy did it cost them.

Admittedly the powers that be at Old Trafford seem to have wizened up since in the wake of a dismal campaign, and now look as though they're settling for no less than world-class when it comes to who to appoint as boss, and who to add to their playing squad.

Here we list the top five European stars who would be a perfect fit for United in the current climate - and for a little extra zest we've included the managerial candidates best equipped to land them.

Click on to see our choices...

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