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.
Are they capable of saving United?
Frenkie de Jong
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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