Manchester united have made remarkable leaps by dramatically improving their squad during the summer. Not having European football would result in not attracting the best players in the world for most clubs, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and manager Louis Van Gaal have proven otherwise. As Manchester United, the biggest club in England, spent £150.1m on improving the squad in key areas. New additions include Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marco Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Ramadel Falcao. However what does this mean for the rest of the squad.
The knock on effect of these transfers were evident in the transfers of Manchester bred Danny Welbeck, who has been at the club for 13 years. His departure become inevitable after Louis Van Gaal had planned to make him 5th choice striker. However Welbeck could have a better spell at Arsenal, as he has been the type of striker missing in Arsene Wengers possession fluid passing type system, his pace and ability to take on defenders and also his great link up play and ball control may suit Arsenal more in comparison to Giroud who has been weak in these areas. However Danny Welbeck is not a prolific goal scorer, his goal scoring record last season in the Premier league was 9 goals in 25 appearances. Whilst Girouds record was 16 goals in 36 appearances. Is Danny Welbecks goal scoring record good enough starting striker at a top 4 club?
However with Welbecks departure young 18 year old James Wilson now has the opportunity to become Manchester United next great striker and youth product. It is possible that Van Persie could leave United in the next couple of years due to injury and aging. Also Falcao most likely will not be a Manchester United player next season due to high transfer fee of £60+million most likely required and a high wage fee, therefore everything seems set for young Wilson, He has the potential and ability to become a starting player at Manchester United.
Furthermore when Van Persie recovers from his knee injury this may be troublesome for Juan Mata. As the attacking three are most certain to be Wayne Rooney, Falcao and Robin Van Persie. Although he has provided goals as an attacking central midfielder, most likely he is not the player that will create the most chances in comparison to the likes of Angel Di Maria and Wayne Rooney. Their creativity significantly surpasses Juans passing capabilities. This is all assuming Van Gael will change either to the 4-3-3 or 4-3-1-2 Formation, as a result from players such as Luke Shaw and Rafeal coming back from injury after the international break. Also the signing of Daley Blind may mean much needed competition for Michael Carrick. Michael Carrick had a poor last season but this had been overlooked due to shocking performances of others on the pitch. He failed to protect the back 4, at times he looked weak against physically larger and faster opposing midfield players, he also failed to create an attacking threat from central midfield. It seems inevitable that Blind will start ahead of him, alongside Herrera and Di Maria in midfield.
In Comparison to the last five transfer seasons this has been by far the most exciting and beneficial summer for Manchester United football club and their fans. Having seen Ronaldo and Tevez be laughably replaced by Valencia and Owen, this has fulfilled the hope and urgency to see Man United become the dominating attacking force the club once used to be. Sir Alex failed to improve the squad until the beginning of the 2012-13 season in the purchases of Shinji Kagawa and Robin Van Persie. As a Manchester united fan I must say that I am delighted by the transfer business done by Ed Woodward and Louis Van Gaal.