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A Deep Look Into Manchester United Transfers This Season

Bertrand Traore

Manchester United last season finished in the second position on 74 points. This was 12 points lesser than the League winners Manchester City. While having lost the same number of games (6), Manchester United drew 6 more games. Manchester United had made it to the UEFA Europa League final but lost to Villareal on penalties.


Last season could be considered a successful season and it could be agreed as the club made strides. But having not won any trophies after Jose Mourinho left the club. The club wishes to win a certain number of titles in the coming seasons. Last season the club’s top goal scorer was Bruno Fernandes. He scored 18 goals in the league as well as assisted 12. Manchester United played in a prefer 4-2-3-1 with 2 central defensive midfielders.

This system was implemented as the manager didn’t the 2 centre-backs. Due to this, there was a defensive box on the pitch with the 2 centre-backs and centre-defensive-midfielders. This forced the attacking creativity on the attacking 4 on top and the full-backs. This led to quite the creative rigidity while in the defensive half. A player like Paul Pogba was made to play a deep-creator role or out wide. Due to this, games where the club was expected to win ended in a draw.

Who have Manchester United Signed This Transfer Market?

Manchester United didn’t have 2 players who were classic wingers. Last season Marcus Rashford was the only winger in the starting 11. He has a total of 20 goal contributions to the team which was the second-highest. Due to this most of the attacks were lobbed-sided to the left-hand side of the pitch. To combat this worry, the club signed Jadon Sancho for a fee of £76.50m on a 5-year deal.

Last season Jadon Sancho played on either wing with an average position on the wide side of the pitch. He scored 8 and assisted 11 goals while starting 24 games in the league. With Sancho in the squad, the club has one of the best creative attacking halves in the league. To combat the over-dependence on the two Central-Defensive-midfielders, Manchester United Signed Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. They signed him for £41m on a 4-year deal.

With these two signings made by the club, Manchester United can continue in a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3. If they go back to the 4-2-3-1, Paul Pogba could play in the deep-creative-midfielder role like in the 2018 World Cup. With these two signings, the club should be challenging for the league as well as for the domestic cups as well.

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