Manchester United keen on making two more signings this summer

Lynette Rowe
August 11, 2017

Hernán Crespo, the former Argentine global who won the English Premier League with Chelsea in 2006, is tipping Romelu Lukaku to fire Manchester United to the title in 2017-18.

It was a classic Mourinho move - the image was splashed on the front pages of most newspapers and websites giving readers a lingering sense that this was a team that had tasted a lot of success.

Fifteen draws and 54 goals make for abysmal numbers - even the ninth-placed AFC Bournemouth (55) scored more goals than the mighty Manchester United.

Despite that costly run of draws, Mourinho has made United an extremely hard side to beat, and the two trophies won - League Cup and Europa League - are testament to the his ability to make a team stronger than the sum of its parts.

In the middle, Matic will sit the deepest and be the most defensive of the trio. The most successful club in English history, the Red Devils were in the elite elite of the elite class, but they genuinely haven't been the same since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, going out in style with that season's Premier League title.

He played predominantly wide a year ago due to the impressive Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the squad from the front.

On to Spain and the trend continued, where Mourinho ended Pep Guardiola's domination with Barcelona by winning the 2012 La Liga title in his second season with Real Madrid.

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Mourinho remains intent on making at least one more addition before the transfer deadline and United have not ended their Perisic pursuit.

There has certainly been plenty of support for United from football punters and their odds to win the Premier League have been falling all summer, thanks to a number of big money signings. While the 29-year-old can often cut a frustrating figure, he has shown he is an effective plan B for Mourinho to rely on.

Mourinho is renowned for his ability to transform teams into Champions during his second season, and the way he has meticulously cherry picked his signings means that United finally look ready to be considered as such.

Both players are young, but their inconsistency no doubt cost United last season. The wide areas are taken up by progressing full-backs Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw, with the latter hoping for a stronger season this time round.

"They are very different".

The Brazil worldwide moved to Stamford Bridge from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, when the United manager was in charge at the west London club.

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