Man Utd: 6 signings that could make the Red Devils great again

Premier League - Manchester United v Leeds United - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - August 14, 2021 General view of fans outside the stadium

Manchester United fans have endured a roller coaster ride this season as one of the most decorated football teams in the world – and have failed to win silverware yet again.

United finished the campaign with just 58 points and secured a place in next season’s Europa League, and a goal difference of zero.

However, playing on a Thursday evening might not be as bad for the Red Devils as the new boss Erik ten Hag is set to make wholesome changes to the current squad with a possible six new additions that could help them win the Premier League for the first time in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

From experiencing success on the European stage to late winners at the Theatre of Dreams, United fans have witnessed it all, but what they have witnessed is also players coming into the club, some great and some just not kicking off from the start.

We have taken a close look at the six players that could turn Manchester United into title contenders again.

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Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong reacts for Barcelona.
BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 14: Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona looks dejected after Filip Kostic of Eintracht Frankfurt scores their side’s third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Leg Two match between FC Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt at Camp Nou on April 14, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The young Dutch midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since his former mentor signed for United in April.

The 25-year old’s vision of the game, his passing, dribbling and technique could be vital for United as they have been lacking quality in the centre of the pitch throughout the season. De Jong is rumoured to cost United around £75million.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic reacts for Lazio.
ROME, ITALY – MAY 21: Sergej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio greets the fans after the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Olimpico on May 21, 2022, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after Maurizio Sarri recently confirmed that the player could leave Italian football this summer.

The 27-year old who has spent seven seasons at the Stadio Olimpico after signing from Belgian side Genk in 2015 could kick off a new era at Old Trafford by bolstering United’s midfield with the likes of Scott McTominay and Fred.

Declan Rice

West Ham's Declan Rice reacts.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Declan Rice of West Ham attacks during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on May 22, 2022, in Brighton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

With Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic leaving at the end of the season, West Ham United’s Declan Rice could be a good addition for the Red Devils.

Rice’s box-to-box aggression and defensive attributes could be a real asset for United against teams that play high up the field and utilize their midfield.

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Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez scores against Barcelona.
LISBON, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 29: Darwin Nunez of SL Benfica celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SL Benfica and FC Barcelona at Estadio da Luz on September 29, 2021, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Darwin Nunez could add some serious firepower up front for Manchester United playing alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.

The Uruguayan striker who currently plays for Benfica in Liga NOS in Portugal has already scored 31 goals this season, something United have been lacking with the 37-year-old Ronaldo scoring all of United’s premier league goals this season.

Jurrien Timber

Ajax's Jurrien Timber watches on.
LISBON, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 23: Jurrien Timber of AFC Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between SL Benfica and AFC Ajax at Estadio da Luz on February 23, 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Ajax centre-back Jurien Timber is another Dutch player who may be able to help United reach Premier League glory. In defence, the 20-year-old could be a tremendous asset for United, which has struggled throughout the season.

The young Timber could also be seen as a future leader at United as he help Ajax clinch their 36 Eredivisie titles earlier this month.

Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Nkunku with the DFB Cup trophy.
BERLIN, GERMANY – MAY 21: Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig kisses the DFB Cup trophy following victory in the final match of the DFB Cup 2022 between SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig at Olympiastadion on May 21, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku has emerged as one of the Red Devils’ top targets this summer and would be a good addition to Erik ten Hag’s squad.

The 24-year-old has scored 34 goals and provided 20 assists to make the Champions League and Europa League semifinals this season. Something United have been missing upfront with Ronaldo scoring the bulk of their goals this season.

Meanwhile, Ten Hag who held his first press conference as the new United boss on Monday indicated that he is looking forward to working at “Old Trafford”.


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