The Italian giants are pre-planning their world domination with a list of transfer targets to approach in the January and Summer transfer windows…
Since Solskjaer’s arrival, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Darmian and Chris Smalling have all departed for Italian clubs, Inter Milan, Parma and Roma respectively.
Man Utd’s current squad is a mismatch of previous manager’s signings, homegrown talents and new signings. But it looks as though Solskjaer is weeding out players that don’t fit his vision for the future of the club.
Although fans seem to be on board with Ole’s reshaping of the squad, losing these players to Juventus would be a huge blow to the side…
Despite regular injuries, Eric Bailly is a quick, fierce and competent defender, old-school with his challenges. If Juve is looking for a brilliant defender to step in as a squad player, Bailly is a great option.
However, for Man Utd, losing Bailly would not be such a good thing. Without Harry Maguire or Lindelof, Solskjaer’s next option is Axel Tuanzebe. Should the youngster struggle with first-team football, the only experienced defenders to step in are Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo. Both have been under-performing for several seasons.
Matic featured almost every game under Jose Mourinho but has been dropped to the bench behind Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.
His one appearance this season was as a substitution in an attempt to get a win against a defensive Southampton. It’s safe to say that he had no impact whatsoever.
Moving Matic out of the squad would allow for Fred to be given more opportunities to show what he can do, an in form Fred could change Man Utd’s midfield crisis.
David De Gea
The worst thing for Man Utd to happen is for the world’s best goalkeeper to walk out of the door for free.
Amid talks of a £350k per week contract, it is likely that the Spaniard is holding out to see if the Reds can achieve Champions League football. If they fail, De Gea’s wage will decrease to £263k per week.
In January, De Gea can enter negotiations with European clubs. With Man Utd’s poor form and poor squad, a top-four spot is a long shot. Meaning this could be De Gea’s last season at Old Trafford.
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