Manchester United have a solid look about them after signing some excellent players this summer.
But they perhaps lack a little fairy dust and Louis van Gaal has admitted over the last week that Manchester United remain in the market for creative players who can make a difference at the business end of the pitch:
‘We’re not on schedule to be champions because we need speed and creativity at the front.
‘Whether we can win the title [in the next two seasons] is dependable if we can buy players with speed and creativity.
But there is a real dearth of top quality, available talent out there and Manchester United will have to exploit their scouting department like never before if they are going to start September with more pace and dynamism in attack.
But how about a cheeky offer for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?
He is one of the few players out there with genuine pace and quality in the final third who may – just – be gettable.
He wouldn’t come cheap of course. And after his performance at Wembley at the weekend, his stock is at an all-time high.
He’s still only 21 (22 on 15 August) but hasn’t had as much game time at The Emirates as he would have liked so far in his career.
But he should be demanding minutes on this form and he would surely walk straight into the Manchester United team, on either wing.
But he may not have such luck at his current club. When Alexis Sanchez is fit, Chamberlain will be fighting the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck for a start on the right flank.
His current form might suggest that he is at the top of the pecking order for the new season.
But Manchester Untied could do a lot worse than to make an enquiry about the lad. Because, with so few top wingers around right now, this might prove to be United’s best bet to add some quality to the wide areas before September.
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