Manchester United’s dream line-up next season with Darwin Nunez and three new signings

Erik ten Hag, who was officially introduced as Manchester United’s new manager last week, is currently busy planning for the forthcoming summer transfer window.

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The window begins on June 10 and is expected to mark the start of United’s busiest summer in recent years. The club is set to bid goodbye to a number of high-profile players, including Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani, which means new recruits will be brought in to fill the void and inject new life into the Ten Hag revolution.


As a result, with the market opening in less than a week, talk over who United could add to their ranks this summer is already picking up steam. Several positions require reinforcement, which means United’s club photographer may be capturing photos of several new arrivals at Carrington in the coming weeks.


Jurrien Timber of Ajax, Pau Torres of Villarreal, Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona, and Darwin Nunez of Benfica are among players linked with moves to Old Trafford. All four of those players, particularly De Jong in midfield, would greatly boost areas of the team that require reinforcement.


Having said that, MEN Sport has taken a detailed look at how Ten Hag could set United up for next season if he is successful in luring the four aforementioned individuals to Old Trafford. The Dutchman is well-known for employing a recognizable 4-3-3 formation, and he might well continue that tradition in England.


David de Gea is the goalkeeper.


Although it remains to be seen what Ten Hag’s plans are for the goalkeeping department, David De Gea, who had a great 2021/22 season between the sticks, deserves to preserve his place. This season, he put in numerous strong displays, with his saves alone securing the Reds some crucial points.


Dean Henderson is ready to quit the club and join Newcastle United, which means De Gea may retain his No. 1 spot next season. Although nothing can be ruled out, it is difficult to imagine him being demoted to No. 2 with a new first-choice shot-stopper in over his head.


The Spaniard, who will need to improve certain aspects of his game, most notably his distribution, deserves to stay and be a part of the Ten Hag revolution. It would be unjust to fire him.


Jurrien Timmer, Pau Torres, Raphael Varane, and Luke Shaw play defense.


This summer, United requires new blood at the back, particularly at right-back and center-back. At the moment, the club’s two senior right-back alternatives are Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot, and it is known that the former is not in Ten Hag’s plans, which means the club will need to replace him.


Ajax master Timber has been regarded as a potential solution to the Reds’ right-back problems, having shined strongly under Ten Hag in the Netherlands this season. Although he played as a center-back most of the time, he is equally capable of playing on the right side of the defense, with his pace and athleticism, as well as his ability to carry the ball, being only some of his best skills, implying he has the potential to make it as a seasoned full-back.


As a result, if United signs Timber and uses him largely as a right-back, it could pave the door for Torres to move from Villarreal to center-back. United is looking to recruit a central defender this summer, and the Spaniard has been on the club’s radar for quite some time.


Ten Hag is said to have been consulted about the possibility of bringing him to Old Trafford, indicating that United is serious about bringing him in. He would be a good defensive partner for Raphael Varane, but he would be the end of current club captain Harry Maguire’s career. Meanwhile, Luke Shaw should remain at left-back.


Fred, Frenkie de Jong, and Bruno Fernandes play in the midfield.


If one section of the team must take precedence over all others this summer, it must be the middle. United fans are eager to see improvements made in that part of the team and for good reason.


They desperately need a defensive midfielder, but it remains to be seen who they will entice to Old Trafford to remedy that problem. They also want a box-to-box midfielder who can dominate with the ball at his feet.


They’ve found one in De Jong. Ten Hag previously worked with the Netherlands international at Ajax and is eager to work with him again, but Barcelona’s financial demands will determine whether a reunion in M16 is realistic.


However, his inclusion in the squad would be a tremendous show of commitment from United. Although the defensive-midfield position remains a mystery, he would join Fred and Bruno Fernandes in a three-man system for the time being.


Attacking players include Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Darwin Nunez.


With Cavani set to leave the club at the end of the month when his contract ends, United will need to invest in a replacement striker to provide assistance and competition for Cristiano Ronaldo. No lack of supporters have already identified Benfica star Nunez as a player they’d like to see brought to the club, but he, like De Jong, will come at a steep price.


He had a fantastic season with Benfica this season, scoring 34 goals in 41 appearances, indicating that his worth is rising. According to reports, the Portuguese giants value him at more than £60 million, which means United will have to consider hard if they intend to keep Ronaldo as their first-choice striker.


However, according to transfer market, Nunez played five times as a left-winger this season, scoring 10 goals in the process, indicating that he can be deployed out wide if necessary. But, with Ronaldo turning 38 in less than a year, you’d think Nunez’s chance to play in the middle would come soon. He may have to wait, but at only 22 years old, now may be the perfect moment to sign him because his stock is only rising.


United’s starting lineup is as follows: De Gea; Timber, Torres, Varane, Shaw; Fred, De Jong, Fernandes; Sancho, Ronaldo, Nunez.

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