Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, speaking on MUTV (via The Guardian), has announced that the club have “no fixed budget” for new recruits this summer. The Red Devils have already been active in the market, buying Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.
However, a number of players have left the club. Defenders Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Alex Buttner have all departed and Ryan Giggs has retired. The exodus hasn’t ended, either: Bebe has joined Benfica and 10 more players, including Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha, Marouane Fellaini, Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Nani, are all rumoured to be heading for the exit door, per Rob Bleaney in The Guardian.
In light of these departures, new manager Louis van Gaal is in need of new recruits to ensure that his new start is not compromised by a lack of adequate personnel.
In this feature, Bleacher Report profiles five African players who may be able to solve some of the present deficiencies in United’s current squad and could be heading to Old Trafford before the end of the current transfer window.