The Harry Maguire transfer saga to Manchester United finally came to an end this week, with the Red Devils completing his move in a £80m deal from Leicester City, following Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in making a move to Old Trafford this summer.
The club needed to sign a centre-back following their terrible performance last season which saw them lose out on a place in the Champions League position.
With Maguire, the Red Devils now have in their team a better and experienced 6 feet 4 inches centre-back who is not just a solid defender but equally adept at dealing with long balls as much as he is confident and composed when it comes to one versus one defending.
Maguire’s tall frame also adds up a genuine attacking threat for oppositions from set-pieces, having netted three goals for Leicester City last season.
The club opening match of the new season is against Europa League winner Chelsea F.C. and United will want to start strong at home into the new season and with premier league predictionswebsite Free Super Tips backing the two side to find the back of the next in 90 minutes with a nice odds at 3/4.
That being said, let’s take a look at what the club’s strongest line up might look like after the signing of Englishman:
PREDICTED MANCHESTER UNITED LINEUP WITH THEIR NEW SIGNINGS
David de Gea according to the Independent, is set to sign a new and revised long term contract with the club and is expected to remain the club’s No. 1 between the sticks.
And with Ashley Young unlikely to register more playing for the club this coming season, we may yet see the Spanish goalkeeper wearing the captaincy armband.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are expected to be Ole’sfirst-choice right and left-back respectively, with the duo, along with their defensive abilities, are both capable of taking men on and getting behind opponents to put in deadly deliveries into the box.
At the heart of defence, Victor Lindelof is most likely to partner Harry Maguire, making it a real fence in defence for Man United with the former style of play being a dirty work and a no-nonsense game.
In the middle of the park, Paul Pogba – if not sold – should be starting beside Scott McTominay, who showed how impressive he would be in the long run for the club last season whom some Mancunians have tipped to fit into the great Michael Carrick’s shoes.
While Paul will be tasked with taking the game to the opposition, Scott would control and dominate the midfielder, spreading the ball around and dictating the pace according to his team’s need and playing ahead and behind the duo will be either Jesse Lingard or Juan Mata.
We are expecting the club to come up with a surprise on the right flank and field speedster Daniel James into the team following the youngster sincere and vital performances during the pre-season.
On the left flank should be Anthony Martial ahead of former Arsenal Alexis Sanchez and leading the attack will be Marcus Rashford.