The Reds did much of their business early in the window, signing Tom Heaton on a free transfer from Aston Villa in early July. They went on to conclude their nearly four-year lawsuit against Jadon Sancho by signing the 21-year-old winger on a £ 72.9million deal with Borussia Dortmund, before also closing a deal for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
But as the Premier League opener against Leeds United looms and we move into the final three weeks of the window, United’s business isn’t necessarily over yet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to add a right-back to the squad to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with Kieran Trippier as the main target. As it stands, however, the England international is at a stalemate as Atletico Madrid’s asking price is currently too high and the manager impressed with Diogo Dalot’s performance on loan with AC Milan. and during the preseason.
United are also keen to add a central midfielder to the squad, but with Paul Pogba very likely to stay at the club this summer after PSG interest waned following the signing of Lionel Messi from Barcelona, the signing has become a little less important.
Solskjaer has admitted a fourth summer signing could take place, with Eduardo Camavinga, Ruben Neves and Saul Niguez linked for the midfielder role, but United can’t make bigger signings without first selling some of their stars of the first team.
Camavinga is said to prefer a move to Spain or Paris than United, while ties with Neves and Saul have been tentative at best. Young James Garner has been linked with a start on loan despite his impression in the preseason, but Solskjaer could go for the same options he had last season, with Donny Van de Beek returning from his preseason with a improved physique and point to prove.
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