Five News Signings – Man Utd’s insane XI if Apple complete £6bn takeover including five World Cup megastars
Manchester United supporters may be in for a transfer frenzy if Apple completes a profitable takeover.
If Apple completes its £6 billion takeover of Manchester United, fans will be delighted with a star-studded lineup by the start of next season. With the Glazers now open to proposals, the tech titans might make United the world’s richest club. Express Sport looks at how Erik ten Hag might build up his team with five new signings…
Simon is the goalkeeper.
With David De Gea’s contract expiring at Old Trafford, it may be time to start thinking about the future. The 32-year-old may have been the best goalie on the planet at one point, but his lack of possession makes other options more appealing in the modern game.
Unai Simon, the athletic Bilbao goalkeeper who was one of three players who kept De Gea out of Spain’s World Cup roster, maybe a strong candidate to consider, and the Red Devils have been linked in the past.
Dumfries, Varane, Martinez, and Shaw play defense.
It’s no secret that Ten Hag is trying to change things up at right-back. Diogo Dalot has been one of Manchester United’s standout performances, but the club’s depth could be an issue, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka widely unregarded as a backup option and set to leave in January.
Denzel Dumfries would be a viable choice if Apple used its massive financial resources to aid United in the transfer market, with the Inter Milan and Netherlands player attracting interest from a number of major European clubs. If he is signed, he will most likely join the dependable trio of Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and Luke Shaw.
De Jong, Casemiro, and Bellingham play in the midfield.
Sections of Manchester United fans have long believed that players like Scott McTominay and Fred aren’t good enough to lead the club back to the top of the Premier League. Ten Hag already made a significant midfield improvement this summer when he signed Casemiro after missing out on Frenkie de Jong.
The Barcelona midfielder is not looking to leave the Nou Camp, but situations can change, especially with the club making unconventional financial moves, and United placing more money on the table could inspire Barca to try to force De Jong out.
Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham is anticipated to be at the center of a fierce transfer battle next summer after great performances for Borussia Dortmund and England, with United still in the running.
Rashford, Mbappe, and Anthony
If the sale goes through, Kylian Mbappe is the type of superstar who could characterize the early years of Apple’s reign as Manchester United owner. The free-scoring Frenchman is said to be dissatisfied at PSG and might be enticed by a move to Old Trafford if the money is right.
Ten Hag would then be forced to make a decision between Anthony Martial, Alejandro Garnacho, and Anthony Elanga, all of whom are vying for minutes. Marcus Rashford and Brazilian trickster Anthony, on each side of France’s golden kid, may just earn the nod.