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Manchester United close in on Ivan Perisic

Manchester United are closing in on Victor Lindelof, Alvaro Morata and Ivan Perisic

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Manchester United, according to a story in the Mirror, continue to close in on Alvaro Morata. United have been closing in on Morata for days now, and the move looks inevitable. In that case, let's all look forward to him joining Chelsea any day now. If United do get him, attention will turn to midfield and the wings next, and most importantly, keeping David de Gea away from Real Madrid's clutches.

Victor Lindelof has arrived at Carrington for a medical, and assuming all goes well there, he should sign in the coming days, if not today. However, given United have signed Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, who are never not injured, even if Lindelof fails the medical we can't be sure that we won't sign him anyway. We are close to Arsenal status at this point.

Paul Pogba excelled against England last night. While we can take any performances against England with a pinch of salt, because they are abominably awful, it contrasted worryingly with his performances for United. Much freer and with licence to attack, he was much more of a threat for France than he has been for much of his time at United. There's plenty to be improved at United for next season, though, so perhaps this is what we'll see more of when the clowns and deadwood have been shipped out.

United will play their first league game against West Ham, who will not be able to play their first home game until September. Their move to the London Stadium really has been pretty cack so far, o well done to them.

And the biggest story is in the Independent is that Ivan Perisic is likely to make the move to United from Inter Milan, as soon as they have a replacement lined up. Perhaps this season won't be a farce?