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United on the verge of another new signing

imageNews travels fast nowadays, as do images of players arriving at airports and hotels. Tonight it seems Angel Di Maria is in town to become the latest new signing unveiled by Manchester United.

Strong, but unconfirmed reports, suggest Di Maria is having his United medical today with an announcement from the club planned for later this evening or first thing in the morning pending its outcome.

At an estimated £65m, Di Maria’s signing takes United’s summer spending spree beyond an eye-watering £130m yet, unbelievably, they STILL have NOT strengthened the most notably weak areas of the first eleven.

In desperate need of a dominant central midfielder and an experienced centre half to give Van Gaal and his troops a REALISTIC go at a Top 4 finish, United have just SIX days left to strengthen in those areas. If they strengthen it’s feasible United COULD shift between £200m – £250m this summer in addition to the £35m spent on Juan Mata last January. Those figures are staggering even when subtracting the ‘United Tax’.

Of course the jury is out on EVERYTHING at United at the moment, but are Mata, Shaw, Herrera, Rojo and Di Maria a good use of £165m?

RedRants Opinion:

The players brought in ARE good value for money both now and for the future, but IF our transfer activity ends there I’d say the club has FAILED to address the most pressing issues within the squad AGAIN and we’re in for a tough season. If, on the other hand, it secures itself those two central players we so desperately need, the days of blaming a weak squad will be over, there will be NO excuses, improvements should be immediate and exponential.

Come on Ed. If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.