Manchester United’s 2-1 loss at home to Swansea on the weekend provided a much-needed reminder of how poor the current squad at Old Trafford is. Many of us have been caught up in the whirlwind following Louis van Gaal’s arrival, and were thus quick to forget how much was needed to improve the squad.
What is clear is that the team need additions at centre-back and central midfield. Another forward, either a striker or wide player, wouldn’t go amiss either.
For much of 2014, Ed Woodward has talked up United’s spending ability this summer, but thus far the only deals completed have been for Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, two good additions but clearly not enough.
With two weeks remaining in the transfer window, United will need to move through the gears quickly in order to make up for the lack of quality in the squad.
Here’s a look at five players United should target before the deadline.
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