By Mark Weasley
The tale of Manchester United this season has been the story of a team so dominant that we have swatted aside opponents with relative ease. The Red Devils have won the opening two matches against West Ham and Swansea 4-0 to send a marker to the rest of the league and highlight our ambitions to return the league title to Old Trafford after five seasons.
We have signed the likes of Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof with the first two adapting easily to the methods of Jose Mourinho, but Lindelof is still struggling to acclimatise with the demands of playing in a new league. We take a look at some of the transfer business that may still be done before the end of the transfer window.
The 21-year-old Belgium born Brazilian is set to depart Old Trafford for Valencia on a season long loan as reports emerged earlier this week that the Spanish club’s president, Peter Lim is flying to England to personally finalise the deal for the player. He played for Granada last season in La Liga, and impressed in pre-season but with United currently stacked with options in his department, regular playing time is needed for his development.
The Germany international is seemingly out of favour at PSG following the arrival of Neymar and has been rumoured to be available for just £32m which is a steal in this current transfer market. Ahead of a World Cup year the former Wolfsburg man knows that his chances to make the world champions squad hinges on regular and consistent form, and with United desperately in need of a left footed winger, Draxler fits the bill. United have been linked to Ivan Perisic all summer but Draxler will be a cheaper and younger alternative to the Croatia forward.
It seems that Manchester United have still not given up the pursuit of Ivan Perisic and there is a belief that United will still make a move for the player before the end of the transfer window. The player was fantastic for the Nerrazurri last season and has had two bids north of £40m rejected to his services. Manager, Mourinho is keen to sign the player as he wants a left footed player on his flanks to offer more width to his attack.
If United do sign Perisic, Martial could well find himself out of the club this season despite his strong start to the season. He has scored twice in as many matches to signal that this season might be different from last in which he struggled to impress manager, Mourinho who complained about his focus and attitude. He has linked up well with the likes of Pogba and Lukaku and has been backed to stay and fight for his future by manager, Mourinho.