Manchester United continue to undergo drastic alterations in the management and the squad, all fans are praying Louis van Gaal will succeed in bringing new players to Old Trafford who possess the ability to help the club recapture the magnificent glory they used to embrace so often.
With United legends like Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic all moving on in various ways, it is vital for the club to create a new generation of stars who will reproduce the quality that these icons had.
It is clear that the main parts of the United team that require focus and improvement are the midfield and defence. With Spanish youngster Ander Herrera and England prodigy Luke Shaw already committing their futures to the club, football enthusiasts are aware that changes are occurring at Old Trafford.
The question is, who else will arrive to wear the esteemed red shirt?
1. Arturo Vidal
After a phenomenal season with Juventus, Vidal has become one of the most renowned footballers in the world, attracting significant attention from the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona.
With remarkable stamina, terrific passing skills as well as the ability to score goals, Vidal would play a crucial role in United’s new and improved squad. Van Gaal will no doubt remain updated regarding Vidal’s transfer rumors, and will hopefully use his expertise and success to bring the Chilean to United.
2. James Rodriguez
After showing off some silky skills during his season at Monaco, Colombia were overjoyed when picking him to represent their nation throughout the World Cup in Brazil.
As the tournament has progressed, so many of the world’s best players have been eliminated or have been playing inconsistently. However, the 22-year-old Colombian has consistently demonstrated and exhibited his extraordinary ability and potential.
Due to these astounding performances, Rodriguez has immediately become a top-priority for many of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Van Gaal’s United. Although Rodriguez has openly spoken about his desire to to play in La Liga, preferably for Real Madrid, United should not lose hope.
With many other young stars joining United so far this summer, the Red Devils' plans and intentions are clear. James Rodriguez has proven that he is amongst the most talented young players in the world, and Manchester United fans would be overjoyed to see him at Old Trafford.
3. Thomas Vermaelen
Although the Belgian currently represents Arsenal in the Premier League, his first-team spot has slowly declined due to the impressive partnership formed by centre-backs Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
For this reason, Vermaelen may be looking for a new club, and according to reports, United are among those at the top of the list. With Vidic and Ferdinand leaving United this summer, a notable gap has been left in the club's defence.
Although United have plenty of defenders fighting to gain a first-team spot, Vermaelen would definitely be a positive addition to the squad. Phil Jones appears to be United’s current first choice centre-back, and he needs a partner he can trust.
hroughout his time at the Emirates Stadium, Vermaelen has shown much aptitude in defence, and there’s no doubt that the 28-year-old would be looking to continue his good form in the colours of Manchester United.
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