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5 signings Manchester United could make in the summer transfer window

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Manchester United have lost 10 times in 49 games this season. They were eliminated from the EFL Cup in an unforeseen defeat to Bristol City, and stand an extremely slim chance (estimated at less than 1%) at winning the Premier League, trailing Manchester City by a huge 16 points at second place. The Red Devils are in a comfortable position against Sevilla in the Champions League Round of 16, but aren't considered one of the 5 favorites to win the tournament.

For every other club, these results would be considered stellar, but Manchester United are the most valuable football club in the world and are considered to be one of the best in history.

Manchester United will look to make some huge summer signings in order to get back their form circa the Ferguson era and win the Premier League for the first time since 2013. Here are 5 signings Manchester United will probably make in the 2018 summer transfer window.

#5 Sokratis Papastathopoulos

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Greece v Croatia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: Second Leg

Sokratis Papasthatopoulos is arguably the most consistent centre-back in the Bundesliga today, playing a critical role in leading the Dortmund defence. He is known for his very physical style of play, and tactical tackles, as well as his superior passing skills.

Sokratis is the undisputed leader in the Dortmund defence, steering the backline and helping his younger teammates whenever possible. It is only fitting that his nickname among his teammates is "Papa".

Jose Mourinho has identified the centre-back position as one which is in dire needs of improvement, with the futures of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling uncertain, Marcus Rojo constantly on the injury table, and new signing Victor Lindelof in bad form.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils have sent scouts to monitor the 29-year old Greek international and will look to sign him for a fee in excess of £20 million when the transfer window reopens.

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