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3 players above 30 years of age whom Manchester United should sign in the summer

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06 Jun 2019, 13:18 IST

Manchester United will also require a few experienced players to get them back on track
Manchester United will also require a few experienced players to get them back on track

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has endured a difficult start to his time as the permanent manager of Manchester United. Although the Norwegian did impress during the first two months of his spell as the interim manager of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's performance after he was appointed as the full-time manager has drawn criticism from the supporters of the club.

The performances of a number of players in the squad have been underwhelming and Manchester United's squad does need an overhaul in this transfer window. One of the major reasons for the club's disappointing show this season has been the lack of consistent performances from the experienced campaigners in the squad. The likes of Ashley Young, Nemanja Matic, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, and even David De Gea have struggled to do well for the club this season.

Experience is definitely a vital part of any football team and it is all the more important to a team like Manchester United which is desperate to get back to winning ways. Although youngsters will play a big role for the club next season, a few experienced campaigners are required to put to rest a few perennial issues at the club.

On that note, here are 3 players who are above 30 years of age that the Red Devils can sign in this transfer window.


#3 Keylor Navas

Solskjaer might require an experienced goalkeeper if David De Gea leaves Old Trafford
Solskjaer might require an experienced goalkeeper if David De Gea leaves Old Trafford

Keylor Navas has been one of the consistent performers for Real Madrid in the last few seasons. However, the 32-year-old stopper was replaced by Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at the start of the 2018-19 season. Since then the experienced player has seen a decrease in his game time at the club.

David De Gea is entering into the final year of his contract at Manchester United and if the Spaniard does not renew his deal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have to start looking for alternate options. Although Sergio Romero can replace De Gea for the time being, the Argentine's lack of playing time in the last few years could affect his performance.

The club can pursue a young stopper as a long-term target and during this transition period, an experienced player in the lines of Keylor Navas would be useful to the club. If De Gea leaves for Real Madrid this summer, Navas could be involved as a part of this deal and that makes it likely for the 32-year-old to play for Manchester United next season.

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