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EPL: What's next for Manchester United after Daniel James?

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So, the word is out that Manchester United has completed the signing of Welsh speedster Daniel James for round £15 million on a five-year deal, with the fee potentially rising to £22 million.

Solskjaer had only good things to say about the new Manchester United player, saying that Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic.

That’s all good but what’s next for this mega club that finished sixth last season and went out with a whimper in the final match of the season. Surely this is not the only signing that they are going to make?

Following the train wreck of a season they had last year, Ole was adamant that there was going to be an overhaul, and that only players with the right attitude and hunger will play for him. So far, we have only seen Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia leave the club with Daniel James heading in the opposite direction.

With that said, let’s look at some possible transfers that could happen in this window for the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes

This name has been linked with Old Trafford for a while now and it’s no surprise that rumours have intensified since Portugal won the Nations League Cup, with Bruno playing a part in that win. The Sporting Lisbon player looks like he could really improve the midfield area but it will be interesting to see how he slots in if Pogba is still around next season.

Gary’s transfer prediction: 70%

Matthijs de Ligt

This will probably be the most long drawn transfer saga this summer. Will he or won’t he? This young kid is the hottest property right now in the football world, after showing what he’s made of captaining Ajax to the semi-finals in the Champions League. Mature beyond his age, his leadership qualities and ability on the ball are just some of the qualities that modern day managers are looking for in a centre back. Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United are just some of the vultures circling this young lad and be prepared to wait till deadline day to find out where he’s headed.

Gary’s transfer prediction: 20%

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

With an aging Ashley Young and a young Dalot not quite ready to step up, the right back position is in dire need of a boost and it’s no surprise that Crytal Palace’s Wan-Bissaka is strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford. He had a great season with the Eagles and it now seems that his services could be required by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He fits the profile that Ole is looking for: young, quick and hungry. If he does join though, it could spell the end for Ashley Young, who was quite frankly, struggling last season.

Gary’s transfer prediction: 80%

Antoine Griezmann

Not so long ago, it seemed that this chap was destined for Barcelona. However, it seems that a certain Lionel Messi is not too keen about Antoine joining them. The rumours have sinced cooled down and Griezmann has been linked to Manchester United instead. A huge fan of David Beckham, Griezmann has always had a soft spot for the Red Devils but a lack of Champions League football does not really make sense for this player. Furthermore, his good pal and country mate, Paul Pogba, seems to be agitating for a move away as well, probably to Real Madrid or Juventus.

Gary’s transfer prediction: 10%


Gary Yang is a myActiveSG Editor and Presenter. Gary started his career as a suit cum copywriter at an advertising agency, followed by a successful stint in Corporate Communications with Singapore Press Holdings and Asia Pacific Breweries, before eventually joining the editorial team at Sport Singapore. He now turns his attention to fitness and wellness headlines and sniffing out news angles in the sporting arena.

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