While Louis van Gaal ultimately achieved Manchester United’s minimum goal of securing a spot in the Champions League during the 2014-15 campaign, more will be expected next season.
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The Dutchman will be expected to mount a title challenge, while he will also have to contend with the prospect of playing in another competition.
Red Devils fans will certainly be expecting their club to make at least the quarter-finals in the European Cup.
However, van Gaal’s reconstruction work is not yet complete and he faces a busy summer.
Every area of the side needs strengthening apart from goalkeeper, although with David De Gea rumoured to be on his way to Real Madrid, the Dutchman’s one area of security may become his most pressing concern.
Here are nine players—all reported United targets—who would go a long way to guaranteeing that improvement continues under van Gaal next term.