Despite looking poor last season, Manchester United managed to sneak in to the top four. This year should see a more convincing display from Louis van Gaal’s side thanks to some shrewd additions. Matteo Darmian brings much needed quality to the right back position, maybe allowing Phil Jones to concentrate on developing in to a top centre back. Morgan Schneiderlin is a fantastic signing in midfield, being able to play as a box-to-box midfielder, a ball-winner, or a deep-lying playmaker. Although there are questions about his fitness, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s experience will be an invaluable asset to a squad containing a core of young players. The goalkeeping situation needs clearing up sooner rather than later, with it still being unclear whether last year’s stand out player David De Gea will leave this summer and Victor Valdes falling out with van Gaal. Sergio Romero has come in, but has only made 150 club appearances since his debut in 2006, perhaps suggesting that he will be happy to sit on the bench. Memphis Depay will add goals and creativity to an underpowered attack, where the loss of Di Maria and Van Persie must surely be felt, but another striker and centre back should be priorities.
Key Player: Wayne Rooney
One to Watch: Andreas Pereira