The players van Gaal is looking to secure this summer.
The 2014/15 Premier League season started on Saturday and Manchester United’s remaining problems were highlighted in a shock 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City.
With new manager Louis van Gaal in charge and after a successful pre-season it was thought the Red Devils would banish the bad memories of last term and return to their dominant best.
However, it was not to be and according to ITV there are still six players remaining on a shortlist of talent that van Gaal wants to sign before the transfer window closes.
Mehdi Benatia, AS Roma
With United’s central defence of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett being badly exposed against the Swans support is needed at the back and this Morocco international could well be available.
Benatia has grown disillusioned at Roma following a contract dispute and although Chelsea are thought to also be interested the 27-year-old’s next destination is still unknown.