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5 players Manchester United should sign this summer

Karan Sharma
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21.19K   //    10 Jan 2018, 18:00 IST

Manchester United may sit second in the league, but they are a considerable fifteen points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Their local rivals have seen a major squad overhaul under coach Pep Guardiola. The likes of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Johns Stones and Ederson have been drafted in, in order to bolster the defence, while Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane were signed to improve the overall attack.

If the Red Devils want to have any chance of challenging for the title next season, they need to add quality players to their squad or they risk another season without winning the Premier League. So here, we take a look at 5 players who Jose Mourinho should be looking to bring in next summer...


#5 Fabinho:

Fabinho will be available on the transfer market in the summer
Fabinho will be available in the transfer market this summer

Antonio Valencia has been one of the best right-backs in Europe this season. His performances on the pitch have earned him the captain's armband in Michael Carrick's absence. Jose Mourinho is also fond of the mercurial Ecuadorian, stating "I just think he is the best right-back you can have. There is no better right-back in football."

That said, the fact that Valencia will turn 33 come the start of next season means that Manchester United are in need of a younger, able replacement for him in the summer. Fabinho is one player in particular that the Red Devils have been linked with in the past. The 21-year-old Brazilian will be eyed as a long term prospect at right-back by Mourinho.

Highly versatile, the AS Monaco player is capable of playing both in midfield or at full-back. The player himself spoke about his intentions to leave the French club at the end of the season. Jose Mourinho will no doubt be provided with the requisite transfer funds to bring in the players to challenge Manchester City for the title and should be looking to scoop up the Brazil international in the summer.

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