Five players Manchester United must sign to challenge for the Premier League title next season

After a terrible season Manchester United

supporters will be desperate for the club to

avoid a repeat of last summer's transfer


David Moyes has been promised a war chest of

up to £200million to spend this summer and it

may well take a large proportion of that

budget to turn United back into title


Despite this I don't believe the club need to

bring in nine or 10 players. Instead the club

should focus on bringing in between three and

six top notch players who can make a real

difference and supplement what is already


With this in mind here are five players I would

like to see United sign this summer.

1) Luke Shaw (Southampton)

Southampton's teenage left-back has been

hugely impressive since making his Premier

League bow last season. Playing top

flight football at such a tender age has seen

his physical development go through the roof,

and his defensive is something that will

impress United supporters. With Patrice Evra

expected to leave in the summer, Shaw would

be a perfect replacement. United may well

have a free run at signing Shaw with Chelsea

and Manchester City both having other, more

pressing concerns within their squad.

2) Ezequiel Garay (Benfica)

A talented, experienced ball-playing defender,

Garay would add an air of calm to a young

Manchester United backline and really bring on

the development of Phil Jones and Chris

Smalling. He would replace a lot of the

qualities sure lost with Rio Ferdinand expected

to leave the club this summer. His contract is

out in the summer of 2015 so will cost less

than the figure of around £20million which

was quoted last summer.

3) Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich)

Arguably the best deep lying playmaker in

world football at this time. Kroos has carried

Bayern Munich's midfield with great aplomb

for the last two seasons and a dispute

regarding his contract could allow Manchester

United to blow the Bavarian giants out of the

water financially this summer. This would be

the most difficult deal for United to pull off

with Kroos a key component within the best

team in the world, however, the circumstances

surrounding the player could give United hope.

Would be the perfect replacement for Paul


4) William Carvalho (Sporting)

This would be a real gamble as Carvalho is

just 22 years of age and his release clause

is €45million. However, if you can get a player

with Carvalho's physical attributes at an early

age you may well be set in midfield for the

next eight years. The Portuguese midfielder is

an absolute powerhouse who can sit as a

holding midfield linchpin as well as being able

to break down opposition attacks in the middle

of the park. Would add a real degree of mettle

to Manchester United's midfield which has

been missing since the departures of firstly

Roy Keane and latterly Owen Hargreaves.

5) Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

Another 'Hollywood' name but Reus is

arguably the best out and out winger around

at the moment. He has gone from strength to

strength since his move to Dortmund from

Gladbach in July 2012 and could warrant a

wage packet which Dortmund are unable to

offer him. United have the financial clout to

pay Reus the money he probably deserves in

the current market and that could well be a

key factor in the German's decision. People

are quick to dismiss wing-play as a thing of the

past but Arjen Robben's performance against

United proves the value of out-and-out



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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