It is a well-known fact that Manchester United is no longer the potent force they used to be. The Red Devils have struggled this season too and are in a dangerous position where they could lose the opportunity to play Champions League football next season.
The upcoming transfer window will be vital for the team's future, and hence Ed Woodward must operate with a different strategy this summer. The club has spent a lot on transfer since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and in most cases, the expensive signings have failed to come good for the club.
This has added a lot of pressure on the club and the players, which needs to be corrected in the future. A good option for the club to consider would be to make a few cheap and affordable signings in the upcoming transfer window. These signings could save up money for the talented players the club can invest in, and also bring a new lease of life to the club.
On that note, here are 3 such investments the club can make in the summer.
#3 Thomas Meunier (£20 million)
Belgium and PSG right-back, Thomas Meunier, has not had a great season this campaign. The 27-year-old has failed to make his mark in the team, with the club preferring Dani Alves at the position. He is reportedly available for £20 million this summer and could be on the move.
Ashley Young has had a disappointing last few games, with Diego Dalot too young to take up the responsibility next season. Manchester United are linked with other defenders too, but the Belgian is experienced and will offer an affordable option to the club. He should definitely be in the team's wish-list this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who is heavily reliant on counter-attacks to produce goals for his team. An important requirement for any player in his team will be pace and crossing ability. Thomas Meunier has both these qualities, and hence can be a good pick for United.