Let’s be frank, honest and not mince our words – Manchester United are a team that requires serious reinvention. Yes, the constant conveyor belt of young talent is still in operation, and there’s no doubt the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Rafael and Adnan Januzaj are exceptional talents for their age.
But at the back, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra are all well into their twilight years, and in midfield, the likes of Nani, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Tom Cleverley and Anderson haven’t been living up to their billing for some time.
With the Red Devils’ Premier League title defence already out of the window, David Moyes has a reported £100million January kitty to spend on new recruits of his own choosing, and half a season to get them playing well together.
But who to buy? What players can bring not only the required level of quality to Old Trafford, but also modernise a team that has a ever-increasing squad age and a tactical ethos that’s lagging some way behind the technical talents of their divisional rivals.
Well here’s SIX players we at Football Fancast believe are up to the task of reviving the Red Devils’ dominance at the top of the Premier League table.