For all their on-field struggles, you have to say that the work Manchester United conducted in the transfer market was actually a step in the right direction.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs time to keep on moving United forward – whether he’ll get that is another matter entirely.
Anyway, it seems as though United and Solskjaer are already plotting their next transfer moves. According to Goal, the Reds are determined to keep rebuilding their squad – and have set their sights on signing a new centre-back and midfielder.
United are apparently ‘pondering’ moves for both Kalidou Koulibaly and Declan Rice ahead of the 2020/21 campaign as they start planning the team – regardless of Soslskjaer’s future at the club.
Furthermore, Goal state that United have ‘no intention of resting on their laurels’ as the club looks to press on and build this squad into one that can challenge for major honours season-in-season-out.
Koulibaly is world-class and there’s no doubt that he’d be the perfect partner for Harry Maguire in the centre-back slot – though I do worry about what that’d mean for Axel Tuanzebe in the long-term.
As for Rice, he fits the mould of being Premier League proven and British. As that holding midfielder, I don’t think there are many better in the country. Personally, though, I’d love to see a more creative player signed instead as Scott McTominay is doing a stellar job in that position right now. James Maddison, anyone?