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5 Positions Manchester United should strengthen in the summer

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12.14K   //    16 Feb 2018, 18:14 IST

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Manchester United started the season in a brilliant form where they went on with a 12 game winning streak before being stunned by Huddersfield Town. The Red Devils are 16 points off their noisy neighbors, Manchester City and the Premier League title race looks to be settled with 11 games to go.

Even with the signing of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic & Victor Lindelof in the summer, Manchester United still find themselves lagging behind their city rivals, therefore, they need proper reinforcement in the following positions to mount a serious challenge next season. Here are 5 positions they absolutely have to focus on:

#5. Right back

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Manchester United need to sign a natural right back in the summer to take over from the current mainstay right-back Antonio Valencia. The Ecuador international has been in impressive form since been converted to a defender at Old Trafford chipping in with goals and assists for the team.

However, the former Wigan man is getting old and is nearing an end to his illustrious playing career where has won 2 premier league titles, 2 EFL cups, 1 Europa League and 1 FA Cup. Valencia is 32 years old and therefore Man United need to have a tailor-made replacement for the veteran.

The signing of a new young right back will inject more pace on Manchester United play therefore creating more chances and solidifying the defense at the same time. Matteo Darmian has failed since arriving at Old Trafford from Torino and Manchester United will be looking to offload the Italian to in the summer to create room for a new right back

Potential targets: Kieran Trippier, Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Meunier

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