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Posted on 09 May 2019

As another season draws to a close, we're already seeing plenty of transfer rumours for the summer window ahead. With numerous high profile teams looking to rebuild, or at the very least looking to improve their starting 11, there is no shortage of transfer rumours for each team.

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For a bit of fun, we thought we'd put together a potential starting 11 for Manchester United, based on transfer rumours. Let's take a look at who the media would suggest Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to bring in to try and revitalise the weary looking first team.


Current Value on Football Index: £0.62

Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 4/10

Despite a patchy season, especially in the second half, it would take a brave person to suggest David De Gea is no longer one of the world's best 'keepers. Whilst it would be fair to say he might have benefited from a few games respite, there is very little doubt that he will start next season as United's number 1.

With that in mind, his prospects for dividends on Football Index appear rather limited. With no potential transfer saga and no games to examine his form, De Gea will be expected to have a quiet summer.


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Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 5/10

Another player whose form and ability has been questioned this season, Luke Shaw may end up being lucky in that United will have other higher priorities to fix during the summer transfer window.

As a previous winner of a fair number of media dividends, it has been a while since Shaw last delivered on Football Index. If a potential transfer away did materialise, we would expect him to pick up a few media wins, but otherwise, as with De Gea, it will likely be a quiet summer.


Current Value on Football Index: £1.80

Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 6/10

Here we come to the first of several potential new signings for Manchester United, with Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He's been something of a revelation for Palace, quickly earning plaudits and of course, several high profile teams eager to whisk him away.

United will likely be at the front of that queue. Palace have a history of digging in their heels when a star player is in demand (Zaha springs to mind in recent times) and so any potential transfer will probably be a prolonged one. As we know, a prolonged transfer to United equals several media dividend wins.


Current Value on Football Index: £0.91

Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 7/10

If there has been one area in the United squad that has been in dire need of an overhaul, it has to be in central defence. It has long been rumoured that the man highest on the United wishlist is Spurs' Toby Alderweireld. After being unable to strike a deal last summer, we now have the much publicised situation that the player has a £25m release fee.

At such a bargain price for a player of his calibre, it will surely be a no brainer for United to follow up their previous interest. At a relatively low price on Football Index, he could be a useful addition to mop up some easy media dividends.


Current Value on Football Index: £0.45

Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 7/10

As much as United need to upgrade in central defence, there has been rumblings that OGS still has faith in Victor Lindelof. If this is the case, perhaps with a much more solid and adept partner in Alderweireld, we may indeed see the player United fans have been waiting to see.

When it comes to Football Index, we know of course the combination of 'Victor' and 'United' is media dividend gold. Whilst at his current price of £0.45 isn't enough to get him into the top 200, we must remember that from the start of next season, this will no longer be an issue. If Lindelof does cement his place in the starting 11, he could be a steal at this price.


Current Value on Football Index: £0.43

Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 7/10

Certainly not the most high profile of transfer rumours to the red half of Manchester, Idrissa Gueye could still turn out to be one of the most astute. Having previously been on the brink of joining PSG in January, it would seem the player is ready for a move up the playing ladder.

If the PSG valuation of around £25m is acceptable to Everton, he would represent a very smart buy for a midfield lacking athleticism. Again, at just 43p, any transfer to united is likely to see that increase dramatically.


Current Value on Football Index: £1.92

Footy Index Scout Value Rating: 6/10

Having joined Leicester late in January on loan from Monaco, Tielemans has shown the Premier League exactly why he had previously earned the wonderkid moniker. With his week on week impressive performances, he may have already priced himself out of a move to Leicester - and indeed have higher ambitions.

Tielemans will unquestionably be a wanted man in the summer and if as expected United join in the transfer war, there should be media dividends aplenty. At a relatively high £1.92 though, a move to another club may well not have the same impact.