Life After Pogba: Are Manchester United Done With The Transfer Window?

Paul Pogba is certain to join Manchester United for a world record transfer fee within the next few days. The club has acted very professionally in the transfer window so far and has lapped up good players in the positions which needed to be addressed. Jose Mourinho had repeatedly stated that he had a plan, not a philosophy, and it certainly looks that he has executed that plan well. Over the past 3 years, we have spent close to 200 million pounds, but we were far from the standards we used to enjoy under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Paul Pogba

This season, however seems to be different. We have a manager who has a proven track record, is hungry to answer his critics after being sacked from Chelsea and we have a team, which looks eager to make a point. Our pre season hasn’t been explosive, but all the players have got a run and we did tear Galatasaray apart as well. The Gaffer knows his players well by know, and the players seem to be adjusting to his plans well.

Eric Bailly was our first signing this summer, and he is a typical Mourinho signing. The 22-year-old is tall, strong, has a good game reading skill and knows how to play in a system. Just like he made a star out of Raphael Varane at Real Madrid and Kurt Zouma at Chelsea, Mourinho will be eager to guide this promising centre back into one of the best defenders in the world.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was our second signing, and he came as a free transfer from Paris St. Germain. The legendary Swedish striker has won the league title 9 times in his last 10 seasons with various clubs, and brings with him pedigree and invaluable experience. Although he has signed a one year deal only, yet one expects he will have a Robin van Persie-esque impact at the club, and youngsters like Marcus Rashford and James Wilson will gain a lot by training with him.

Heinrikh Mkhitaryan was our third signing, and the Borrusia Dortmund forward is in the form of his life. Last term, he scored 23 goals and set up 32 more as he was voted the Bundesliga Player Of The Season. At 27 years of age, he has just entered the form of his life and if preseason is anything to go by, we can expect some real fireworks from the Armenian once the season kicks in.

Last but not the least, we have lined up a mammoth bid for the extravagantly talented Paul Pogba, and it seems the deal is almost done saving a few minor details. The former academy graduate will bring tonnes of class and stability in the midfield, something that has been missing ever since Roy Keane left and Paul Scholes retired. Although the sum is steep, yet we are certain to have a world class player on our hands, who is in fact yet to hit his prime.

However, it seems that United want one more player at a position that seems unnecessary right now, but you never know how it works exactly. Brazilian sources say that the club is close to signing Fabinho, the AS Monaco right back as Matteo Darmian, could leave for Juventus or Napoli. The Italian hasn’t had a good time with us, and if he does leave, we will be getting an excellent replacement, that’s for sure. The Brazilian has worked with Mourinho before in Real Madrid, and was very impressive for the French side last term as he scored 8 goals throughtout the year.

So, it seems that United have completed their transfer window, and we have addressed all the positions which needed to be. It will be good if Fabinho comes, but only if Darmian leaves in return. Other than that, I don’t think there is any need to make a first team signing after this.

A thinker,thus a cynic.