Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Raphael Varane are all injured ahead of Manchester United’s domestic trip to North London to take o Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag’s men has started the season slowly and has sealed six lucky points at Old Trafford against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest respectively.
But the Red Devils lost their first away game of the 2023-24 season at Tottenham.
Manchester United’s midfield remains a key area that Erik ten Hag still needs to address despite the hefty fee spent on the signing of England midfielder and former Chelsea star, Mason Mount.
Erik ten Hag was desperate to sign the Englishman after he announced publicly that he won’t extend his stay at Stamford Bridge by June, 2024 if he had stayed at West London.
After lengthy negotiations, Manchester United and Chelsea finally reached an agreement that would see the Red Devils pay £55m for the 24-year-old plus a further £5m as add-ons.
Just two games into the new campaign and Mason Mount has already picked up an injury after a disastrous performance against both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.
Casemiro appears to be out of steam from last season’s heroics and is in desperate need of a break but Erik ten Hag doesn’t seem to entrust Scott Mctominay with the role of being Casemiro’s deputy.
Erik ten Hag and Manchester United needs their midfield woes solved before the closure of the 2023 summer transfer window, which brings us to the main central message of this article.
Below are 4 players that could join Manchester United before the Premier League summer transfer deadline.
1. Marc Cucurella
The Red Devils has made direct contact with Chelsea over a potential loan deal that would bring Cucurella at Old Trafford till the end of the current campaign.
2. Sofyan Amarabat
The Moroccan has stopped training with Fiorentina in order to force his transfer to Old Trafford this summer but the Red Devils are yet to submit any official bid.
3. Ryan Gravenberch
The Dutchman is out of favour at Allianz Areana under Thomas Tuchel but could be a talismanic addition to Erik ten Hag’s team.
The Dane international has not started a Premier League game for Tottenham Hotspur this season and he could be open to a move to Old Trafford this summer.