Manchester United have done three good businesses this summer. Bringing in Tom Heaton was a good move and United will have adequate cover in case David De Gea or Dean Henderson decides to leave.
However, it’s the signing of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane that has been among the biggest moves, not only in the Premier League but in Europe as well.
Manchester United have signed one of the best young wingers in the game and also one of the best centre-backs in modern football.
According to Manchester United legend Gary Neville, the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid was the final part of the jigsaw. Gary Neville has said that Solskjaer has got his perfect back four now, and the major thing he needs to do is sort out his number one goalkeeper for next season.
“He’s a good age, got massive experience, he’s got a good centre-back alongside him. In fact, he’s got a good back-four,” the ex-Manchester United full-back told Sky Sports.
“So he’s not coming into a team where he’s having to hold it together. He’s, you could argue, the last piece of the jigsaw in the sense that the rest of them are doing a pretty good job.
“[Victor] Lindelof did a good job, [Eric] Bailly did a good job alongside Maguire but there weren’t just that little bit extra that you need.
“And I think Harry Maguire will come out of this tournament with England strong, more confident than ever before, he’s got a great centre-back partner alongside him now in Varane.
“Varane has played at Real Madrid in the biggest games you could ever play in – World Cups, the lot – so they’ve got two brilliant centre-backs.
“If they can stay fit together… and obviously the two full-backs as well who have got great energy, both of them are great defenders – one of them is great going forward and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is definitely improving.
“I think just sort the goalkeeping situation out, settle that down, decide who is going to be number one and United are in a good position defensively and Sancho can hopefully bring that balance that’s needed in attack.”