Manchester United are a club who are certainly right in the middle of a long transitional period, and despite all his flaws, Louis van Gaal is trying his best to change that. Stan Collymore, talkSPORT radio host and pundit, has urged the Dutchman to build a team around a trio of key players.
“There needs to be a clear out, a new direction built around Rashford, Martial and De Gea,” he told the star.
“Three players, along with Fosu-Mensah who should be United mainstays for years to come, but I wonder if Van Gaal will really revolutionise anything or use Fergie’s Carrick, Moyes’ Fellaini and big time charlies like Depay to build a future?
“I think that last idea is very unpalatable for United fans and I understand why.”
Manchester United clearly have plenty of talent in abundance, but its just so easy to stick with the old heads like Michael Carrick. Louis van Gaal clearly isn’t afraid of making big decisions and throwing those youngsters into the deep end, and thats one of the biggest positives to come from the Iron Tulip.
One tough ask may be keeping hold of David de Gea, particularly without the lure of Champions League football. Although the ball is firmly in United’s court as they tied the Spaniard down to a new contract.
We’ve seen enough from Anthony Martial to understand exactly why Monaco wanted a clause in his contract in which they get extra money from United if he wins the Ballon D’or. The Frenchman definitely has the talent to do so.
Finally onto Marcus Rashford. We love it when a Mancunian comes through the ranks and does well here, and what Rashford is doing is nothing short of sensational. He’s having the season of his life, and it doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon.