Manchester United have kick-started their new season in a terrific way by winning three matches on the trot. Two of the wins came from the English Premier League (EPL) 2015-2016 and the third one against Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League Play-Off match on Tuesday night.
They have been busy in the ongoing summer transfer window, making as many as five new signings in the form of Memphis Depay (who stole the show against Brugge with 2 goals and 1 assist), Matteo Darmian (just the kind of right back United were looking for), Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger (two midfield maestros) and goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
United are now on the way to announce their sixth signing. According to Metro.co.uk, the Red Devils have placed a fresh £59.8million bid for Bayern Munich star striker Thomas Muller. It seems that United boss Louis Van Gaal is reluctant to give up on Muller.
United have gone on a spending spree to bolster their attack so that they come back strongly in all the competitions this season. One would believe that they lack in two positions, one being the central defending position and the other of the striking position. Not that they do not have players, but they need a specialist in these two positions.
Muller would be a perfect fit for Manchester United as their captain Wayne Rooney has been out of form for quite some time even after returning to his old central forward position. Muller could just give him the push to play at the number 10 position behind the striker and that is exactly where Rooney can be very dangerous.
Metro has also learnt that Van Gaal has pulled the plug in the Pedro Rodriguez chase from Barcelona. The critics feel that there is something definitely going on inside Van Gaal's mind and thus he has pulled over in the Pedro chase. Reports also suggested that Ed Woodward flew down to Barcelona earlier this week to complete the deal of Pedro but could not process to its end.
It will be interesting to see what Manchester United have in store for their supporters in the next 13 days of the summer transfer window.