Manchester United’s summer transfer window could define Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as manager.
The Red Devils have not lifted silverware since 2017 and pressure will be on the Norwegian boss to win a trophy in the next campaign.
But significant investment is required in the transfer market, with a right-sided forward and a central defender needed to be prioritised.
The club also must resolve the future of Paul Pogba and other stars ahead of the new campaign.
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Man Utd have Pogba contract fear
Manchester United fear Paul Pogba could run down his contract and leave Old Trafford on a free next summer.
The Mirror understand United are desperate to secure Pogba’s long-term future but have not progressed in fresh contract talks.
That leaves United vulnerable to Pogba walking out on a free and the club have made it clear they would prefer to sell the Frenchman now over allowing him to leave on a free next year.
Varane agents ready for United talks
Raphael Varane’s agents hope to meet United officials next week to discuss a transfer.
The Real Madrid defender has 12 months left on his contract and could follow club legend Sergio Ramos out of the Bernabeu exit door.
Varane has rejected a two-year contract extension in the Spanish capital and is now considering other options.
The Mirror understands United are the main candidates to sign Varane, who could prove an ideal partner for captain Harry Maguire in central defence.
Los Blancos are expected to demand around £50m for the experienced defender.
The 28-year-old is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain but prefers a move to England.
Williams set for loan move
Brandon Williams is set to be sent out on loan after a season on the periphery at Old Trafford, The Mirror has learned.
Williams was restricted to just 14 first-team appearances last season following his superb breakthrough campaign.
United blocked a loan approach in January for the full-back from Southampton with Solskjaer preferring to keep the 20-year-old.
But the arrival of Alex Telles last summer means the United boss has adequate cover at left-back and a loan move could aid Williams’ development.