Manchester United will turn their side into world beaters by spending more and more in the coming months…
Reports in the Daily Star claim that Manchester United are preparing to finance a £200m assault on the transfer market, while the Independent believe Louis van Gaal’s side will spend half of that next summer.
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The Dutchman is determined to revitalise the Red Devils, having taken over the Old Trafford side this summer, following last season’s seventh place finish under David Moyes. United sit fourth in the current standings, having won all of their last four games.
Van Gaal has already spent £150m on his squad, bringing in the likes of Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, and that degree of spending certainly doesn’t look likely to slow any time soon.
Here are eight players United will target to transform their side back into world beaters in the next 18 months:
Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
One of three defenders linked by the Independent. The German World Cup winner has established himself as one of the most dominant defenders in world football, and Dortmund had to fight to keep hold of him during the summer window.