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Manchester United Transfer Problems Continue

16 July 2019 | Premier League | Opinion
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Manchester United Transfer Problems Continue
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Manchester United have made two moves in the transfer market this summer. Neither of which would have been considered as possibilities this time last year.

The Red Devils have added Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and Daniel James from Swansea City.

Wan-Bissaka impressed for the Eagles in the Premier League last season and was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford toward the end of the campaign. The club had a problem in the right-back position last season and that has been solved, which makes it a good bit of business.

The move for James came as a bit more of a surprise and it will be interesting to see how the winger develops this season. The Welsh international has plenty of pace which will cause defenders problems but does he have the ability to make a difference at the top level of the game?

Despite the two signings, Manchester United fans are far from happy with the transfer window to date and it is easy to see why. Firstly, the rumours surrounding the future of Paul Pogba have not been put to bed and the Frenchman could still leave before the close of the transfer window.

The way Manchester United been moving in the transfer market, it is very unlikely they are going to have time to sign a good replacement. Romelu Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to Inter Milan and the Belgian could easily leave before the close of the transfer window. Again, there appears to be no obvious replacement lined up and that would leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short of good options up-front.

So, the problems with the transfer window do not just surround incoming deals but also potential outgoing deals.

If Pogba does want to leave Old Trafford, can Manchester United afford to try and resist but risk losing the player with only days left until the transfer deadline?

Ed Woodward is not known for his speed in closing out transfer deals and there is no chance the club would be able to bring in a quality player in time. Manchester United have been linked with a move for Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon but the potential move has already dragged on for weeks.

Moving to the defence and Jose Mourinho was right when he said the club needed to bring in a top central defender last season. Toby Alderweireld is a very good Premier League central defender who is currently available for £25 million but Manchester United do not appear to have made a move. They are also thought to be interested in signing Harry Maguire from Leicester City but their bid does not match the Foxes valuation.

As time ticks on, it is quickly becoming apparent that Manchester United have huge issues in this transfer window. They face the possibility of losing their best midfielder and a leading striker without bringing in replacements. The addition of a top central defender also appears to be way off at present.

Manchester United’s transfer problems continue and it is a huge few weeks ahead for the future of the football club.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
2. Manchester City 81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
3. Manchester United 66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
4. Chelsea 66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
5. Leicester City 62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
6. Tottenham 59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
7. Wolverhampton 59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
8. Arsenal 56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
9. Sheffield United 54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
10. Burnley 54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
11. Southampton 52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
12. Everton 49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
13. Newcastle United 44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
14. Crystal Palace 43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
15. Brighton 41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
16. West Ham 39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
17. Aston Villa 35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
18. Bournemouth 34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
19. Watford 34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
20. Norwich City 21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49

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