Here is how Manchester United could line up with Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes in the starting eleven.
Manchester United are preparing to fight for a Champions League place once again. The Red Devils, who were unsuccessful in their last pursuit, are close to signing Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes from Leicester City and Sporting CP respectively.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 30, 2019
The English International, who has gone on to become one of the best defenders in the league, has pushed for a move to the Red Devils. Leicester City are dealing with him amicably and a deal could be reached in the coming days. This will come as a huge boost for the Red Devils, who were in the hunt for a centre-back in the transfer market.
On the other hand, Bruno Fernandes had an extraordinary season with 31 goals 17 assists in 50 games for Sporting CP in all competitions last season. He attracted interest from a host of European clubs, but is set to sign for the English side in the coming days. The deal is not done, but it is just one step away as quoted in the report.
Manchester United have stepped on the final gear in the ending days of the summer transfer window. Solskjaer has already welcomed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, who have fared exceedingly well in the pre-season games.
David De Gea will commit his future to the Reds Devils, will guard the post for the upcoming season. The back four will consist of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Luke Shaw.
The midfield is a conundrum. Even though Pogba has been linked with a move away from the club, Real Madrid and Juventus are not willing to match 150 million price tag set by United. Bruno Fernandes has performed for Portugal without a free role and will start alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are automatic starters, whereas Jesse Lingard would be preferred because of the Premier League experience.
Manchester United Predicted Eleven
XI: David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.