Manchester United last won the Premier League in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last year. Ever since, it has been a dry spell for United in terms of winning the league. They have seen 2 managers come and go before Jose Mourinho finally took over and gave some stability to the team.
One of Jose Mourinho’s greatest traits is that he is very good at man management and this has gone a long way in his career. Players love playing for him and he is often lauded for his honesty and disinterest in sugarcoating.
As a result, players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku are all big signings that were pulled off by Jose Mourinho. This season Manchester United have already made a big signing- Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.
However, they’ll need to rope in a few more players if they’re to mount a title challenge and even go for glory in all departments.
On that note, let’s take a look at 3 players who can help Manchester United win the title this season.
#1 Brozovic (Inter Milan)
Now this might not be a very popular opinion. United fans would much rather have Sergej Milinkovic Savic in their team. However, what they fail to see is that Savic and Pogba are players who are of the same build. And with Fred also in the ranks, it would be a waste of money to sign Savic.
Meanwhile, what United should be looking at is a replacement for Nemanja Matic who will turn 30 before the start of the new season.
Brozovic shone for Croatian playing behind Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric. It would be a similar role that he plays at United if he would join with Pogba and Fred operating in front of him. Brozovic’s sweeping skills enabled Modric and Rakitic to move up front and wreak havoc while he offered extra support in the form of a shield to Dejan Lovren and Vida.
From defensive midfield, the 25-year-old garnered 9 assists from 31 appearances in the Serie A last season. Those are quite healthy numbers for a DM. He is valued at £31.5 million at Transfermarkt and in today’s market, if United can get him for under £40 million, he’d be a steal.
#2 Ivan Perisic- Inter Milan
Manchester United’s interest in Ivan Perisic has been well documented. They were in the race to sign him last summer but the deal fell through as the clubs fell well apart in their valuation of the Croatian.
Perisic just had a stellar World Cup where he was one of the stars who toiled to take the dark horses all the way through to the final. Signing Ivan Perisic will benefit Manchester United due to various reasons.
#3 Alex Sandro- Juventus
– Serie A
Luke Shaw is clearly out of favour at Manchester United. He hardly ever gets to start ahead of Ashley Young anyway. And while Ashley Young has revitalized his career by mastering the craft of a left wing-back, he is not getting any younger.
Ashley Young is 33 years old and it is only a matter of time before he can’t keep up with the pace of the Premier League. On top of that, Daley Blind who used to be deployed at left-back sporadically has now returned to his boyhood club Ajax.
This is why it is imperative that Manchester United sign a left back. Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Alex Sandro from Juventus.
The Brazilian Alex Sandro is fast and has a great cross in him. He is also only 27 years old and now would be the perfect time to sign him as he is at the peak of his powers. With Sandro added to the backline, United will be even harder to break down.