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Man Utd's three transfer targets after Romelu Lukaku confirms summer spending

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You'd be mistaken for thinking Brighton & Hove Albion had romped their way to a 6-0 victory at Old Trafford last night when you consider the post-match fall-out.

Manchester United didn't look themselves during the FA Cup quarter-final, but still booked a trip to Wembley with goals from Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku. To say Jose Mourinho wasn't happy with the performance, however, would be putting things mildly.

The Special One took aim at basically every player other than Matic and rinsed Luke Shaw for a showing that he cut short after just 45 minutes.

All the talk created an air of pessimism around the club and Lukaku gave a remarkably candid interview of his own after the result.

Furthermore, his comments about United's transfer plans in the summer certainly raised a few eye-brows with the Belgian striker all but confirming that his club were going to splash the cash.

Romelu Lukaku confirms United will spend this summer

The 24-year-old casually stated: "We are Manchester United, we have to improve every year and I know that a lot of players, a lot of good players, will come in next summer. That’s for sure.

"That is something I look forward to, in order to improve the squad, and what the manager also looks forward to because next year we have to win. We will have to try and win as many trophies as we can."

As you do, and a report in the Daily Mail claims to know the players Manchester United have on their short-list for the summer and even those that could face the axe.


The three players on Jose Mourinho's wish-list

The report claims that Mourinho will want to bolster his defence and his options at left-back amidst the Shaw drama and a wane in form from Ashley Young.

His targets are clearer in midfield, though, with the 55-year-old selecting Ivan Perisic, Fred and Blaise Matuidi as the main men on his list.

It's also suggested that Perisic could be targeted as means of providing better service for Lukaku throughout next season.

It's also stated that Ed Woodward will want to part-finance these signings via sales with Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Juan Mata and Daley Blind all speculated as being at risk.


Manchester United fans must be getting a sense of deja vu with the club spending big almost every summer, and winter recently, to try and return to the Premier League summit.

It seems Mourinho is willing to rinse the United bank account in order to reap success.

Whether you consider it necessary or completely extravagant - it may be the only way to draw in Pep Guardiola's indomitable Manchester City side. It could be a busy summer at Old Trafford.

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