Manchester United are beginning to make preparations for the new season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will play historic rivals Leeds at home on August 14 as their opening fixture, then games against Southampton and Wolves are next as United bid to launch a serious Premier League title charge under the Norweigan.
In transfer news, it was claimed Jadon Sancho had his United medical yesterday and the announcement of his transfer is now imminent. It’s also reported that Raphael Varane is happy to wait another season to complete his potential transfer to United.
Obviously, that would mean Varane, 28, could eventually join United on a free transfer, but truthfully, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to mount a serious title charge next campaign, finding Harry Maguire an elite centre-back partner is required now, not next season.
The MEN revealed earlier this week that United are close to agreeing personal terms with Varane, but that’s arguably the easiest stumbling block to overcome considering it’s said that the player wants a new challenge after 10 years playing for Madrid.
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Harry Maguire reflects on Euro 2020 final defeat
The United captain proved a lot of haters wrong this summer. Let’s hope he keeps up the good form at club level.
West Ham ‘can’t afford’ Jesse Lingard asking price
Away from arrivals there is the unavoidable need to sell players this summer too.
The Athletic say United value Jesse Lingard at £30million in the summer window, a fee which West Ham can’t afford.