Manchester United are currently being linked with some of the best footballers on the planet, as Jose Mourinho aims to rebuild his squad entirely, so as to make it good enough to compete for next season’s Premier League title, as well as on the grandest European stage.
The Red Devils don’t just intend to bring in defensive and midfield reinforcements, but they are also preparing to form a lethal strike force, worthy enough to strike fear in the hearts of any defensive unit in Europe.
So far, Mourinho’s men have been linked not only with clinical young strikers like Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Torino’s Andrea Belotti, but also with some of the biggest footballing names on the continent, such as Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
United have been linked with Griezmann ever since his impressive performances for France in the Euro 2016, and there have been both positive and negative developments in this transfer saga ever since.
Latest reports claim that the Portuguese tactician continues to see the 26-year-old as his topmost priority, but if he fails to get this transfer done, he will then pursue Los Blancos’ Welsh star Gareth Bale.
However, given the fact that we’re talking about a club that plays its football at the Theatre of Dreams, and keeping in mind the humongous financial resources it possesses, one can never completely rule out the possibility of Manchester United bringing in both these superstars in the same transfer window.
And if you’re wondering what implications this double signing would cause, look no further, as a YouTuber has given us a fair idea as to what should be expected.
The YouTuber, named BMOnus, played out the entire 2017-18 season on FIFA 17, with both Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale starring in the Manchester United squad.
Results? The Reds did crash out of the Champions League in the semi-finals, losing 4-1 to Bayern Munich on aggregate.
The campaign wasn’t entirely trophyless, however, as they did win the Premier League, by finishing nine points above second-placed Tottenham. United also won the FA Cup, as Jose Mourinho beat his arch-nemesis Arsene Wenger in the final.
Griezmann and Bale failed to single-handedly lead their team to any of the titles though, as the Frenchman bagged 13 goals and 7 assists in 44 games, whereas the injury-prone Welsh sensation grabbed just 3 goals and 6 assists in 33 matches.
Despite their individual stats, the main question remains: Do you think Manchester United can get back to the top by making a few marquee signings such as these?
Written by Kunal Kambli