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Manchester United transfer can prove their summer strategy has finally changed

Manchester United fans are eagerly anticipating their first signing of the summer transfer window, but they might need to be careful what they wish for.

United’s brief of signing young, homegrown talent has restricted them to being linked with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. However, it is the name of Thomas Meunier which is quickly gathering pace in the gossip columns.

On paper the Belgian international doesn’t necessarily tick the boxes, and the prospect of signing a Paris Saint-Germain cast off hasn’t exactly drawn the same sense of excitement as some of the other names being touted with a switch to Old Trafford.

It remains to be seen if United will actually pursue a move for the 27-year-old, but if the price is right then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might just be able to prove that his new transfer strategy has a lot more substance to it than previously presumed.

United have paid the price in recent years for employing a transfer approach of signing high profile players, hoping that their reputation and stardust can compensate for the lack of strategy on the pitch. Obviously hindsight makes such deals look poor, after all, not many complained when the likes of Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao or Alexis Sanchez were unveiled.

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward



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