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5 areas where Manchester United need to strengthen next summer

A look at the areas which United need to strengthen to challenge for the title next season.

19 Dec 2017, 19:07 IST

Mourinho needs to start looking ahead to next season
Mourinho needs to start looking ahead to next season

With the 2017/2018 season almost halfway done, Manchester City are already looking like champions-elect while Manchester United leads the chasing pack.

We look at 5 areas where Jose Mourinho could look to strengthen his squad next summer to challenge for the title.

#1 Left-Back

Ashley Young is United's current left-back
Ashley Young is United's current left-back

Ever since Patrice Evra decided against staying at the Theatre of Dreams for another year, and left for Juventus, left back has been a problematic position in the Red Devils' squad.

Many players have been signed to replace the veteran Frenchman, however, none have shown the level of consistency required to play for a club of United's caliber.

With Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Ashley Young in the squad, Jose Mourinho has a plethora of players who can occupy the position although none of them have been able to make the spot their own.

Since Alex Ferguson's reign at the helm, United have played with full backs providing genuine width and aiding the wingers in attack, the team needs a world class left back who can put in the level of performance required to match the club's ambitions.

Danny Rose is one player that Mourinho would be looking at. With the player unsettled at Tottenham Hotspurs, he has been linked to Manchester United in the January transfer window.

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