The Guardian have a list of what Manchester United need to sort out over the coming season if they are to find their way to success next season. Getting Paul Pogba back to his best, getting more signings through the door, playing with more attacking verve and happiness, and challenging for the Premier League are all obvious points that need to be addressed. There’s been no amazing signing this season, but with Alexis Sanchez arriving in the winter, he is probably just part of that budget brought forward, given the increase in wages between Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
United are still hopeful that they will get Sanchez onto the pre-season tour in the US, despite his problems with a visa following a suspended prison sentence for tax fraud. Surely having a track record of tax evasion makes you more popular with the US authorities these days?
Quite remarkably, Manchester United have priced their new kit at £183, which an absolutely ridiculous price for a lot of tat made from recycled bin bags and plastic straws. Nevertheless, people will keep buying them and United/Adidas will keep increasing he prices until that stops.
Thibaut Courtois seems to be on the way to Real Madrid, which means that Keylor Navas is finally free to make his dream move to Old Trafford. What it really means is that David de Gea is likely to stay at the club for the foreseeable future, and at least this season. Paris Saint-Germain might be the next likeliest destination in a season or two, depending on Gianluigi Buffon’s performances.
And lastly, Matteo Darmian is wanted on loan by both Juventus and Inter Milan. However Manchester United would prefer to arrange a permanent transfer as they look to trim the squad of deadwood following the exit of Daley Blind, who Jose Mourinho found time to praise.