Manchester United are slowly trying to establish how to best shape for the upcoming season. Their poor record over the past few seasons and the lack of Champions League football going into the next campaign greatly limits their prospects for top names.
Despite that, the club is believed to be adamant to attain their required targets and are believed to have a comprehensive list ready. In view of that, the side is struggling as most of their younger targets have to be really persuaded with financial incentives to make up for the lack of high-profile games.
This is not the ideal scenario as Ed Woodward is believed to be very cautious going forward and isn’t eager to spend big but instead wishes to invest smartly.
As per the Daily Mail, their attempt to be economical this time around may suffer as their top right-back target is currently overvalued.
Crystal Palace are in no mood to lose Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer and have allegedly put a £60 million price-tag on him. Their intent is to hold on to the 21-year-old by valuing him immensely above what United hope to pay.
Their gamble may pay out as United could look at other options available in the market. The Red Devils already invested in Diogo Dalot last campaign and could end up giving him more opportunities to start in the upcoming season given that it is just Europa League football that they have to compete in.
However, the side is a bit thin with regard to full-backs in general with Luke Shaw also lacking any serious competition for the left-back’s spot.
As of such, injuries, fatigue, or form slumps could really hurt them next season. If they decide to go all the way in the Europa League then their campaign could involve a large number of games and their roster may not be well-equipped for that.