Thursday, 21 November 2013

Who Manchester United need to sell and sign.

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Manchester United Transfers.
Manchester United : Transfer Budget £100M with players out EST £135M

The first thought of Manchester United is that they need a few players coming in and out in January but mostly in the business will happen over the summer transfer window.

Players Out

Ashley Young

Players in & Why


Ezequiel Garay or Mangala

Either of the pair would be a power house and improve the United defence dramatically. Moyes might not want to buy another CB but, I think with Vidic and Rio on their last set of legs a fresh leader in the heart of the United defence is needed to build with a future partnership with Phil Jones.
(Valued at £25Million each) United need to show a bit of fight in the Central Defence. Having two types of Centre Backs would be ideal a pacey sweeper and the other to go for the first aerial challenge.

Leighton Baines

Everyone knows that Moyes is a big admirer of Baines and everyone knows what he's capable of, with Patrice Evra also reaching his last pair of legs Baines would be an ideal replacement. However, with the price tag he has on him it would question everyone if Moyes would pay that amount for a 28 year old (29 in Dec) Left Back. (Valued at est £18Million)


United's Midfield are a total shambles at the moment with the lack of class in the heart of their midfield they wont win anything at this rate. The likes of Cleverly and Anderson are just not United calibre. The lack of creativity United will struggle this season unless they sign someone in January. Also I think Fellaini was a last resort buy, Moyes might say he also wanted Baines but, the fact that he paid £4Million more then he could of says it all 

Ilkay Gundogan

I Admire Ilkay a lot, last season was his statement to the world of Football that he is the one to watch. He had a great season last year with BVB leading them to the Champions League Final scoring a equalising penalty against their arch rivals Bayern Munich. But still falling short with a Robben goal in the last 10 minutes of the match.

His silky passing, composure and the ability to create would be so key for United. United have struggled and are screaming for a Central Midfielder who makes the game look so easy in the heart of the United Midfield. Makes it look effortless. Ilkay has been out for two months and will struggle to get back in the BVB team with the likes of Sahin and Bender playing well,  Klopp won't want to force Gundogan in the team with the pair playing well together. If United do decide to go for him in January he will be eligible to play in the Champions League. A player who can keep the ball and change the pace of the game at any time he wants is an exquisite talent

Marco Reus

Same as his compatriot (Ilkay Gundogan) he's also a very talented lad with 19 goals last season and already 10 goals in 18pps this season from Midfield this is exactly what United need. Playing on the Left side of midfield he is a hard working individual with immense talent. United could face competition from Arsenal and their rivals Manchester City with a release clause of £29.5Million that could seem a bargain for a player like him at the age of 24 and not even at his peak.

Overall I reckon United could get both with a knock of price with Kagawa going the other way. If they offer Kagawa and £45Million, I don't see why not the deal won't go through. It would be a formality  (£45Million for the pair)


The robust Central Midfielder (who is also very comfortable on the wing) has burst in to the scene making his first Senior cap for Spain this year and a pivotal player for Simeone this season. He is a very talented young player also wanted by Barcelona for a potential replacement for Xavi or Iniesta. With the ability to create with ease and a mentality to work for the team he could partner Gundogan and be the future of United's Central Midfield. He is rumoured to have a £16Million release clause. Players of his ability at that price don't come around very often. If United are able to snatch him away for Atletico Madrid (who are in terrific form currently second in La Liga) and Barcelona United fans should be very pleased with Moyes.

Sven Bender (after finishing this blog I went back and added Sven)

It would be pushing it to go for Sven Bender, Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan but in football, anything is possible.  Sven would be a bonus addition if they managed to get Gundogan and Koke, it would be great competition in the Central Midfield which would be a good problem for Moyes. Sven is known for his Defensive dogged work in the heart of the BVB midfield who sits and gives protection to his Centre Backs. (£14Million)

Angel Di'Maria or Alexis Sanchez

With my recommendation of Marco Reus to play on the Left for United, either Di Maria or Sanchez would be a world class buy for Manchester United.

Di Maria

With the likes of Isco, Bale, Ronaldo and Modric, Di Maria will struggle to get playing time at Madrid. Di Maria is a world class Winger which United could do with on the Right hand side. He has one of the best dribblers with the ball in world football and ability to score too, he also works very hard defensively aswel. Most talented wingers don't feel it's their job to defend but Di Maria thinks differ. Him leaving could be a 50/50 if the price is right I don't see why he won't go. If no clubs are after him he would be happy to stay at Madrid. (Price tag £27.5Million. Might be underestimated I could see Madrid asking £35Million for him)

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis has come to light this season under the new management of Tata Martino with 10 goals in his last 10 games for club and country. At this moment I don't see him leaving Barcelona with his current form but with the likes of Messi and Neymar garneted starters, the fight for the last spot with fan favourite Pedro and possible also Cesc he might have a think about on moving else where to get garneted playing time. With his Pace, determination, flair, hard working, determination to win the ball back and classy finishing (England would know all about it & also his El Classico lob) he on one side and Reus on the other United would be a great threat again. £23Million rumoured value (current form £30Million)


With Adnan Januzaj making a statement around the world and has also recently signed a new 5 year deal with United. It would be a great learning curve for him to play alongside these kind of talent.

My line up I would wish for United next year

Total Amount

Mangala £25M
Baines £18M
Gundogan, Reus & Bender £50Million with Kagawa going the other way (package deal)
Koke £16M
Sanchez £25M

Total of £134M. Will United spend that much and get rid of those above possibly not but maybe.

 De Gea
  Rafael/Smalling/Jones    Garay/Mangala/Jones      Vidic//Ferdinand      Baines
          Sanchez/Di Maria                                                                        Reus
Subs                                          (Bold is my preferred line up)
Other squad players

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