Fans want Louis van Gaal to sign at least four this summer

Of all the summer targets purported to be on Louis van Gaal’s wish-list there’s a select few that tick the box with regards to fan satisfaction as well. A recent study by the Manchester Evening News revealed that Manchester United supporters as a collective are keen for their club to sign four big names this summer; Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane, Mats Hummels and Memphis Depay. Interestingly the general consensus was that the likes of Robin van Persie, Nani and Jonny Evans should be let go, whilst Paddy McNair, Tyler Blackett and Jesse Lingard should all be loaned out. Meanwhile it’s been confirmed that Chris Smalling was only removed from the action during England’s 1-1 draw with Italy because he was ill, not injured. The United defender was replaced by teammate Michael Carrick and rumours had surfaced suggesting he had picked up a problem.