It’s without an element of doubt that it can be said that this summer’s World Cup is of more significance to Manchester United than any have been in recent memory.
Whilst the majority of football fans will be content to relax and hope that their respective nations navigate a path to the knockout stages, Brazil 2014 provides something very different for United supporters. First and foremost if allows them to banish the painful memories of a truly terrible Premier League campaign, but more importantly it gives the club the opportunity to do some real scouting with regards to potential purchases.
It’s been made abundantly clear in recent weeks that United are set to spend big in order to revamp their squad, but with Brazil v Croatia due to kick off in little over 24 hours, the Red Devils have yet to complete any deals of note. This would indicate that Louis van Gaal will be going about his transfer business post-tournament, once his duties with Holland are completed.
The knock-on effect of this is that United fans can now spend the next four weeks salivating over the prospects of new arrivals who impress their recently-appointed boss. Here at GiveMeSport we’ve decided to lend a helping hand.
We’ve listed the top five players United fans should be following in the weeks ahead… and even gone to the liberty of placing them in order - click on to enjoy...