Five Signings Manchester United Fans Would Love to Happen
With time running out on the summer transfer window, David Moyes is still looking to add to his Manchester United squad.
As one of the biggest clubs in the world, United are always interested in the best players. But aside from dream signings such as Lionel Messi or David Silva, most supporters agreed that a new central midfielder is vital to their Premier League defence.
But which five signings would United fans love to see happen in the final weeks of the window?
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David Moyes has made no secret of his admiration for the Barcelona midfielder.
The 26-year-old has got Premier League experience with Arsenal, but attempting to wrestle the Spanish midfielder from his boyhood club was always going to be a tough task.
Moyes, however, can't be accused of not shooting for the stars and if United did manage to snap him up, their prospects this season would look very different.
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The German has been a regular for Real Madrid since signing from Stuttgart after an impressive World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
But he might find opportunities more limited under Carlo Ancelotti this season with the arrival of Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad this summer.
Tall, physical, good on the ball and still only 26, Khedira would fill a desperate need for Moyes and United.
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Ozil followed the same career path as Khedira, swapping Werder Bremen in Germany for Madrid after a successful World Cup in 2010.
More forward-thinking than his international team-mate, he would still be welcomed at Old Trafford with open arms.
The 24-year-old has flourished in three years at Real, but can expect competition for his place this season with the arrival of Isco from Malaga.
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Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery made Bayern Munich's midfield one of the best in the world last season.
And it's been strengthened this summer with Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze while Pep Guardiola has also trialled Philipp Lahm in the centre of the pitch. With all that talent, it's difficult to see where they're all going to fit in.
Schweinsteiger turned 29 this month and wouldn't represent a long-term investment, but it would still be a coup for Moyes to snatch him away from the Allianz Arena.
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He's not a central midfielder but United fans would happily waive any other signings if the Portuguese winger moved back to Old Trafford this summer.
Ronaldo was desperate to move to Madrid in 2009, but doubts over his desire to sign a new contract at the Bernabeu have heightened speculation he's keen on a return to Manchester.
It's still difficult to see it happening, especially in this window, but if Moyes and Ed Woodward did pull it off, it would be the signing of the summer.