The summer transfer market is still not open but a host of top talents have been eager to distance themselves from a switch to Old Trafford.
Long time target, Toni Kroos has indicated that he will be remaining at Bayern Munich for at least another season, as have teammates Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller.
Furthermore Dutch midfielder, Kevin Strootman has also knocked back the advances of United, claiming he is content at current club AS Roma.
With Louis van Gaal reportedly looking to give the Dutch national team his full attention until their World Cup campaign comes to an end, United could conceivably be without a manager for even longer than they were last summer and we all know how that particular transfer window ended.
Another issue for the Old Trafford outfit appears to be where their new recruits will come from. Players at clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona will hardly want to leave Champions league teams for one with not even Europa League football on offer.
Plus with United making their intentions of issuing their new manager with a sizeable transfer kitty everyone knows they are on the lookout for talent, which could lead to a few extra zero’s being added to price tags.
Even deals which are reportedly close to being finalised have gone suspiciously quiet; Luke Shaw’s proposed 27m transfer being a case in point.
The fact of the matter is with most top targets being at World Cup training camps and a manager, who is at one too means United’s transfer business will most likely be last minute as it was last year.
One thing is for certain, Manchester United fans will be hoping for an early World Cup exit for van Gaal’s men.
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