With the official opening of the transfer window less than a month away, Manchester United have already been linked with a host of players, as Louis Van Gaal is expected to continue his rebuilding process.
However, while there might be a number of players passing through the arrival gates this summer, the departure lounge could be just as busy, as a number of players look set to leave the club.
Here’s five players who could leave United this summer.
Andrea Pirlo has described Paul Scholes as the greatest player he has ever faced, becoming the latest footballer to sing the praise of the former United midfielder.
The Juventus man has been of the best in his role over the last 15 years and on Saturday he will try to add a third Champions League winner’s medal to the two he won with AC Milan, as the Serie A champions face Barcelona in Berlin.
David De Gea can emulate Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar if he chooses to remain at the club, according to Manchester United goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek.
The Spaniard was named United’s player of the season for the second consecutive season but has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, as the Spanish giants look for a replacement for Iker Casillas.
The curtain might have just come down on the Premier League season, but the transfer rumours have already clicked into gear and, unsurprisingly, Manchester United are right in the thick of it.
United have been linked with a host of players over the last couple weeks and while two of them – Gareth Bale and Mats Hummels – have already ruled themselves out of the running, Louis Van Gaal has seemingly focused on three names for the time being.
Manchester United’s stalemate draw at Hull brought the curtain down on Louis Van Gaal’s first season at the club. Following nine months of highs and lows, United are again on the Champions League’s doorstep after a year-long hiatus and, so far, it is a case of job done for the Dutchman.
However, while United have laid the foundations for their future, a lot of work remains to be done if Van Gaal is to transform his side from also-rans to title challengers in 2015-16.
Here’s five positives and five negatives from this season.
Manchester United look set to open talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger, as Louis Van Gaal seeks to bolster his midfield options.
The German, who was converted from a left winger into a dominant central midfielder during Van Gaal’s spell in Bavaria, was repeatedly link with a move to Old Trafford a couple of years ago but the transfer never materialised as he chose to remain at the Allianz Arena.
Manchester United’s approach for Raheem Sterling has unsurprisingly been turned down by Liverpool, who have told United that the 20-year-old will not leave Anfield this summer.
United made a surprise approach for Sterling, who has told Liverpool he will not sign a new deal after claiming he felt bullied into extending his existing contract, but the inquiry has been swiftly rebuffed by Brendan Rodgers’ club, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Michael Carrick has hailed the impact Louis Van Gaal has had on his season, claiming the United manager was the reason behind his excellent campaign.
The former Spurs man was one of United’s midfielder when not blighted by a catalogue of injuries, which left his side bereft of a key man in the middle of the park.