5) Manchester United
Signings: Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba
Manchester United have been the most talked about team over the summer. Where to begin with their acquisitions.
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Their biggest signing, in spite of all the superstars, has been their manager. Jose Mourinho has finally got the job he coveted. And he is ready to make the required changes to take United back to the summit.
The summer started with the signing of the unknown Eric Bailly. However, it really kicked into life when Zlatan and Mkhitaryan signed in the first week of July.
United lacked a sturdy goalscorer last season. With Martial out on the left, Rashford was left to lead the line. Zlatan’s arrival would give the youngster some respite from the constant pressure. In all probability, the two of them would share striker duties. When Zlatan is gone after a couple of years, Rashford should be ready to become the premier number 9 of the side.
Mkhitaryan has been described as the purists signing. He provides a direct outlet to the play. Although, he can play anywhere behind the striker, his best position in number 10. Here he would bring a dynamism unlike what Rooney or Mata can offer.
Paul Pogba’s signing has enough backstory and drama for it to be impossible to explain in a few lines. Suffice it to say, if it works well and good. If it doesn’t…. Well, that could lead to serious consequences.
Transfer Activity rating: 4.5/5