With Manchester United having claimed their 20th English league title during the current campaign, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made it known that he'll be looking to strengthen his pack during the offseason.
"Having spoken with the Glazer family, there is every intention to kick on," Ferguson told the waiting press on Saturday (via Yahoo!). "We possibly need two players. It depends. If a player came along who met our criteria we would push the boat out and get him, irrespective of how many players we have."
Although United have been somewhat comfortable winners of the Premier League, disappointments in both the Champions League and FA Cup have suggested that improvements are certainly needed, particularly with rivals such as Manchester City and Chelsea likely to strengthen again this summer.
Additionally, speculation continues to mount with regards the sales of a number of players who have disappointed over the last 12-18 months, with the likes of Nani, Anderson and Luis Valencia having been mentioned as particularly close to the exit door (via Express).
With that in mind, here's a look at seven players who would be wise choices for the Red Devils to actively pursue during the coming months, with an eye to signing and subsequently strengthening their squad ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.