Manchester United have had a successful summer so far, with Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho already on board. A full list of entries and exits can be found here.
August could also be a busy month as the United roster is still taking shape. There are shops with incomings and many outgoings.
We predict there could be up to 15 deals, most of which will come from Old Trafford, with United having to trim a bloated squad.
Anthony Elanga’s successful pre-season means he is not on the list and is likely to stay.
Without further ado, here’s a run-through of the players we expect to see in and out of the door in August.
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Kieran Trippier IN
One way or another, Manchester United will find a way to get this deal across the line. It won’t be surprising if it’s a deadline at 11:00 p.m.
Trippier is keen to return to England, especially United, reports The Telegraph, and he would be an upgrade of the club’s existing alternatives to Aaron Wan-Bissaka. United may need to make some sales to fund this.
A midfielder IN
United have to do something in central midfield after making decisive moves in attack and defense. It is currently unclear which direction United will lean in.
We played through 11 possible names for United to target that position and the best option right now could be Ruben Neves of the Wolves who is available and said to be interested in a move to Old Trafford. ESPN allegation talks have also taken place over Eduardo Camavinga and Saul Niguez.
Diogo Dalot OFF
With Trippier on target, United will allow Diogo Dalot to leave. The club is expected to be open to both loan and permanent offers.
Dalot was on loan at AC Milan last season and the Italian team is likely to consider a move.
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Andreas Pereira OUT
Andreas’ pre-season goal for United against Brentford could pique his interest. ESPN report Fenerbahce is interested in moving permanently. It is time he carried on, even if fitness requires that he be needed as a squad player at the start of the season.
Brandon Williams AUS
Brandon Williams is one of those players who could start the season on United’s squad until the Trippier deal is closed and then leave before the deadline.
His preparation was very exhausting, but at times he looked like a player who needs regular football to gain experience. A loan exchange is likely.
Axel Tuanzebe OUT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club website that Raphael Varane’s move to United means Tuanzebe is on loan. This decision has already been made, with the choice of the club the next decision is now. Newcastle is keen, reports The Telegraph.
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Phil Jones OUT
United will be making a big push this month to get Phil Jones out of the club if there is a taker. Solskjaer said he will try to prove his fitness for the U23. The experienced defender will probably go on loan.
Facundo Pellitri OUT
Another likely decision is Facundo Pellitri’s return to Alaves on loan.
Pellitri impressed with one goal and one assist in the pre-season but will benefit more from playing on loan regularly.
Dylan Levitt OUT
Dylan Levitt played well in preparation when challenged. But that’s not enough to get his case down for a first-team spot and the missing minutes against Brentford showed that.
While another loan is likely for Levitt, you don’t rule out a permanent sale if the right offer comes in.
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James Garner OUT
James Garner had a chance preseason and he didn’t do anything bad, but he didn’t exactly kick her out of the park either. He would start the season at United.
If another midfielder arrives, expect Garner to be loaned out, possibly to a Premier League club. A lack of new signings in midfield would be Garner’s way to stay.
Teden Mengi OUT
Teden Mengi is also likely to leave United on loan as he is behind Tuanzebe in the pecking order. He did well in the Derby last season and is likely to earn one more promotion to the championship to build on his three pre-season starts so far.
Blooming talent Hannibal is not as close to professional football as he would like it to be, as his few minutes in preparation have shown. He had less than 45 minutes in all three games.
The Tunisian international needs a loan deal to advance and there should be a lot of interest in his services.
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Nemanja Matic OUT
This one can be a little controversial. Matic’s future depends on what happens to the incomings. If United can bring on a top-notch defensive midfielder this summer, Matic will make the requirements obsolete. His pre-season demonstrations did little to move his cause forward and show that he can be a solution.
United likely won’t let both Matic and Garner leave, it will be a case of either or.
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Three at the top: Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Jesse Lingard
All three of these players could really go either way. Paul Pogba’s future is a dilemma. He only has one year left in his contract and while cashing in money would be a sensible move, United will be reluctant to accept a stingy offer even though he could go for free in a year. PSG is thrilled.
Jesse Lingard played an outstanding role in the pre-season and showed that he has even more in the tank. Whether he will continue at United is unclear, possibly the club could charge a very decent fee for him.
David de Gea is difficult to transfer because of his high salary. If United goes number one with Dean Henderson, the club will likely at least try to find a club willing to loan him out and pay a contribution towards his salary.
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