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Manchester United Have Four Transfer Targets For The Summer

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Manchester United Have Four Transfer Targets For The Summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to sit down with the club's transfer hierarchy next week to discuss this summer's transfer targets, and there's four players he wants.

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Manchester United appointed their first ever Director of Football this week, with John Murtough appointed in the role, and former United midfielder Darren Fletcher made technical director.

The pair, along with Ed Woodward and Matt Judge will be involved in the recruitment of players for Solskjaer's first team, with the manager also still having an important role to play.

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According to The Sun, the team are set to sit down for a 'summit' next week to talk about which players the manager wants for their title charge next season.

The report claims that the manager is eyeing a world class goalscorer, a central midfielder, a back up right back and a centre back to strengthen his squad.

Interestingly there is no mention of a right winger joining in the summer, which could mean that a move for Jadon Sancho will once again not happen.

Sancho could miss out on a move to United for a second summer in-a-row. Image: PA Images
Sancho could miss out on a move to United for a second summer in-a-row. Image: PA Images
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The suggestion is that Edinson Cavani will not be kept on for a second season at the club, having signed for free from PSG last summer.

Cavani has battled against Covid-19 and injuries and only made nine starts in the Premier League, but has looked impressive and scored six league goals.

That is not a big enough impact for Solskjaer's side to win the title, especially with Anthony Martial also out of form for much of this season. The Frenchman's potential sale will also be discussed.

Erling Haaland would unsurprisingly be the club's first choice but they will certainly face stiff competition from Manchester City, amongst others, for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

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In midfield United have looked short of options at times, despite the addition of Donny van de Beek last summer. The Ajax midfielder is yet to show his best form, whilst Paul Pogba is currently injured.

The Red Devils are more likely to add a defensive minded midfielder, with Nemanja Matic not at his best any more, and West Ham United star Declan Rice is thought to be high on Solskjaer's list.

Rice's impressive form has made him a target for United. Image: PA Images
Rice's impressive form has made him a target for United. Image: PA Images

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has done wonders at right back for the team but there is little in the way of back up for the former Crystal Palace defender, with Axel Tuanzebe having been used in the position previously.

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A quicker centre back to play alongside Harry Maguire is also seen as a priority in the summer, with Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly having played well in parts but not being consistently good enough.

David de Gea's future could also be in some doubt due to the emergence of Dean Henderson as the potential number one keeper at the club.

Can United sign the players to catch up with City at the top of the table? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Anthony Martial, Football, Manchester United, Erling Haaland, Premier League, Transfer gossip, Declan Rice, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Edinson Cavani

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