2) Andre Ayew (Marseille)
Next up for United could be Marseille and Ghana winger Andre Ayew, who has caught van Gaal’s eye at this summer’s World Cup. The 24-year-old has been a reliable source of goals and assists for his club for the last few seasons, establishing himself as one of the best attacking midfield players in Ligue 1. With United in dire need of some improvement on the likes of Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia, Ayew could be an ideal signing to come in and add some pace, directness and goal threat to this United side. Liverpool are also said to be interested, however, but it could be that United will look to trigger a release clause in Ayew’s contract and sign him for around £14.4m, which looks something of a bargain for such a proven talent just coming up to the peak of his game.