Former Manchester United player Phil Neville, spoke in detail about the main five transfers that he wants for the Red Devils by next summer.
As Manchester United gets ready for the upcoming summer transfer window, there are five specific players that former player Phil Neville would love that could sign a contract with the club.
These are the players that he believes could make a great addition to the squad and are in no way related to all the gossip that has been surrounding the squad lately, it’s no surprise that at the very top of this list we have Gareth Bale.
The Welshman has been gaining momentum in the last few weeks after Zinedine Zidane’s return to Real Madrid, he has already stated that he was never best pals with the Frenchman and the most obvious road for him to take lies outside of the Spanish giants.
This opens a huge door for the ‘Cardiff Express’, who has been repeatedly looking for a way back to the English Premier League and hopes it can happen in the near future.
According to Diario AS, the Welsh winger is completely out of the squad and he has already been notified by the French manager that he isn’t part of the club’s plans for next season.
The only doubt that lies ahead is the price that any club would pay for him if he decided to leave, this leaves Manchester United as one of the few clubs that can actually sign him.
"Eric Dier is the holding midfielder for me"
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 26, 2019
The other options that Phil Neville is thinking about are Philippe Coutinho, Eric Dier, Raphael Varane, and Joao Cancelo.
All of these players aren’t exactly going through their best moment at their respective clubs, except for Dier who is considered an integral part of Tottenham Hotspur’s plans for the next decade.
However, the English defender does understand that staying at the London club would mean that he would spend his whole career without lifting a single title and that could ultimately push him to look for a different alternative.
Philippe Coutinho’s case has a lot more to do with the player not living up to the expectations at FC Barcelona, which is a good enough reason for the Catalan club to look for a new club that would pay the kind of money they paid for the Brazilian.
Due to his past in English football, Phil has a great reputation amongst the Premier League clubs and Manchester United would be a great option for him.
Joao Cancelo is a full-back that could fit in any of the biggest clubs in the world, but he would be hard to convince because he is currently happy alongside his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.
And finally, we all know that Raphael Varane is possibly looking for another adventure, which leaves Manchester United as one of the most obvious choices for him to continue his career.
✅ Gareth Bale
✅ Philippe Coutinho
✅ Raphael Varane
Phil Neville has revealed his ideal Man Utd XI for next season…
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— Goal (@goal) March 26, 2019
While talking to Sky Sports as a pundit, Phil Neville broke down his reason behind the five players that he would love to see wearing the Manchester United jersey next summer.
It was very interesting to hear Phil’s reason behind rejecting the idea of Jadon Sancho coming to the club and picking Gareth Bale instead.
“Gareth Bale is ready-made,” said Neville.
“Ole has said he wants to buy a hungry player. I think [Jadon] Sancho is that hungry player. But Bale has won Champions Leagues and played at the top level.”
“I don’t think wages are an issue at Manchester United. You are talking guaranteed quality who can play across the front line.”
“The two signings in the back four would be Raphael Varane from Real Madrid and Joao Cancelo from Juventus,” Neville added.
“Cancelo, I worked with him at Valencia and have seen him at Juventus and I think he’s top drawer.”
“Eric Dier as the holding midfield player and Philippe Coutinho, who there has been a bit of speculation about.”
“You have to have British players in a title-winning team. [Ander] Herrera, Fred and [Scott] McTominay are part of the squad. [Nemanja] Matic, this season, has had a dip.”
Eric Dier 👊
Philippe Coutinho 🎯
Gareth Bale 💰
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) March 25, 2019
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