Despite qualifying for the Champions League with their 3rd place finish, Manchester United finished 33 points behind Liverpool and 15 points adrift of Manchester City.
With rivals Chelsea, who finished behind United on goal difference only, making five big signings and cross-town rivals Manchester City heavily linked with Lionel Messi, United have been pretty stagnant in their summer business.
As usual, Manchester United have been linked with multiple transfer targets. In fact, it seems like there is a new name thrown about on a daily basis. With the main target being Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, as of September 1, most outlets are reporting that United have yet to make an offer. This would be a major upgrade to United’s attack and just might give them the needed boost to add to the goal tally.
Transfer dealings changed a bit for United on Tuesday, September 1, as rumors are suggesting that Ajax’s Donny van de Beek had a medical in advance of his transfer to United. This would create a dynamic force in the midfield with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, and Bruno Fernandes.
While the signing of van de Beek would be a great addition for United, things are still weak in the central defense. United are desperate for partner for Harry Maguire to shore up the middle of the defense. Rumors have swirled around RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. The young French defender did a number on Diego Costa when Leipzig met Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal. This young talent is exactly what United look for; however, this seems to be strictly a rumor. United fans can only hope to add this force to their defense.