Manchester United: Are they now good enough for the Premier League title?

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After a nightmarish couple of seasons in the Premier League without Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United fans finally have something to get excited over as Louis van Gaal splashes the cash in the transfer market on some big names.

Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin have all been unveiled as United players since the transfer window opened on July 1. Can these stars, along with the current cast members at the Theatre of Dreams, stake a claim to the Premier League title?

Memphis Depay

The first of Louis van Gaal's summer signings was Depay, a player who stood out under the same boss with the Netherlands at the Brazil 2014 World Cup. If the £30million-rated youngster can emulate the same form that he did in South America, as well as that of his record with PSV in his home nation, he would be warmly welcomed by the fans at Old Trafford.


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His service under Van Gaal will see the 21-year-old accommodate one of the wings in place of Angel Di Maria, a big money signing from overseas that joined United last season who has flopped embarrassingly since.

Depay will play a major role in any shape of a title challenge for United as his constant threat in the final third will provide the side with more goals. He will also be looking to continue his impressive record of scoring 39 times in 90 games.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

The transfer that has shaken the world most turbulently is that of Schweinsteiger. The 30-year-old joined United for an estimated fee of £14.4m from Bayern Munich on Monday morning and is thought to have been acquired primarily for Champions League fixtures as Van Gaal looks to make his side threatening in Europe.

A lot of people have been labelling this move as a risk due to the German's age, but others who oppose that thought are excited over the experience that he will bring to the club, helping to push for the title.

Plus, Schweinsteiger is not shy of bagging a few goals. With an average of six goals per-season in the Bundesliga he could prove to be that final cutting edge to push United over the finishing line, should they lift the trophy in May.

Morgan Schneiderlin

£24m was exchanged between United and Southampton to see this signing eventually go through after a mound of rumours were piling up throughout social media.

The Frenchman's tough-tackling and precise passing will work a treat in the engine room of the Red Devils next season alongside the likes of Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini.

It certainly goes without saying that LVG is building the league's strongest midfield; a step in the right direction of targeting the title.

Matteo Darmian

I'm not greatly educated on this individual, but what I do know is that he will bring defensive experience to Old Trafford after featuring at the 2014 World Cup and previously playing his trade with AC Milan.

More transfers

As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed earlier, I read that United still had the best part of £100 million to spend on transfers this summer, and with players like Edinson Cavani and Robert Lewandowski in the frame to solve any final goal scoring issues, Red Devils fans should have no fears about any losing streaks next season.

With over a month left in the transfer window, there is more than enough time for more devastatingly paramount business to be done by Van Gaal and co. 

The only thing to work on now for the Dutchman is bonding the players together. One key issue with signing such a large amount of players in one go is that team chemistry can suffer a damaging blow, and a slow start to the season could prove costly in the title race long run.

If United can form a consistent run of wins, they are definitely stepping up to Jose Mourinho's imperious revolution with Chelsea.

United fans, what do you think to United's transfer business to date? Let us know in the comments box below.

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