How Man United Could Line Up Next Season With Osimhen, Mitoma, and Bellingham

How Man United Could Line Up Next Season With Osimhen, Mitoma, and Bellingham

Fred Kennedy
March 22, 2023 at 3:28 PM
  • Manchester United are expected to make a couple of new signings this summer to strengthen their current squad
  • Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, Jude Bellingham, and Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma are among the players who have been linked with an Old Trafford move
  • The arrival of the trio will see Erik ten Hag parade a new look Man United team as he bids to challenge for more trophies

Manchester United could be set for a much changed squad if they sign some of their transfer targets this summer.

United have enjoyed an arguably successful campaign this season under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag, with the Dutchman winning the club their first trophy in almost seven years back in February.

The Red Devils are still in contention for two more trophies, including the Europa League.

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Erik ten Hag celebrates after victory in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
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Additionally, they also look set to make a return to the Champions League as they are in a pole position to secure a top-four finish.

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Be that as it may, Ten Hag is understood to be keen on strengthening his squad further this summer to help him challenge for more trophies next season.

According to Metro UK, United are looking to sign a prolific striker and have Napoli's Victor Osimhen top on their shortlist.

The Old Trafford dwellers are also expected to add a central midfielder within their ranks to partner Casemiro.

United had initially touted Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong for the role, but The Sun claims Borussia Dortmund ace Jude Bellingham is now a top priority.

Ten Hag is also likely to move for a right winger following Antony's struggles since his arrival from Ajax.

Man United possible starting XI

Should Man United seal the three transfers, we are likely to see a much changed United team from next season.

David de Gea is expected to continue guarding the net next season, with the long-serving United shot stopper in line to renew his contract at Old Trafford.

Having already been frozen out of the starting XI, Harry Maguire may have to settle for a place on the bench should he continue at the club, with Ten Hag possibly continuing with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez at the heart of his defence.

Diogo Dalot has been touted as the long term right-back at the Theatre of Dreams, leaving Wan-Bissaka staring at a bleak future with the club.

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How Man United could line up next season with Osimhen, Mitoma, and Bellingham. Photo:
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That said, Dalot is likely to be partnered with Luke Shaw on either flank of the backline, with Tyrell Malacia acting as Shaw's backup in left-back.

In the event United snaps up Bellingham from Dortmund, the Englishman is likely to team up with Casemiro in midfield, with Bruno Fernandes keeping his place as the club's No.10.

Mitoma would obviously slot in for Antony on the right wing, with Marcus Rashford continuing on the left.

Such a scenario would then see Osimhen drafted into the attack to lead Man United's goal hunt.

Napoli name Osimhen price tag

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Napoli have reportedly set the asking price for the club's top marksman, Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen has courted interest from a number of top clubs across Europe after an impressive season with the Italian club.

Manchester United are among the clubs believed to be keen on the services of the Nigerian international.

While Napoli are said not to be willing to part company with Osimhen, fresh reports indicate the Italian giants would only listen to offers in the region of €150 million.

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