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A midseason review of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season at Manchester United. – The Transfers

Daniel James

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Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have been a revelation this season having transferred to Manchester United this summer for a combined fee of 65 million, Ole’s final transfer was to make Harry Maguire the
most expensive defender in the world for 80 million from Leicester City.

Daniel James with pace to burn is linking up well with the new look fast-paced attacking formation. A young flash is said to have been brought to united’s scope by former winger/legend Ryan Giggs who would
have seen James first hand as Wales manager, with speed in abundance he is a problem for every defender in the Premier League having made the step up from championship with relative ease.

Many fans were skeptical of James was he good enough and assumed Ole had messed up with the transfer, how wrong they were scoring in the opening game of the season against Chelsea. He has gone on to assist 6 times and scored 3 goals in his first season (so far) for a player that many fans saw as a bit player at best this season he has Quickly become a must pick for Ole.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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Arron Wan-Bissaka is just continuing with the sparkling form he showed last season with an unforgettable break-out season with Crystal Palace which made fans and pundits singing his praises and saying a big the transfer was only a matter of time. Enter Manchester United… having had RB/RWB problems last season with an aging Ashley Young struggling with form and the tests of time it was him felt most of the brunt of the anger at the end of the Mourinho Era (unfairly having been a great servant for many years at United). Wan-Bissaka’s form that he showed in his breakout season has continued into his first season at United and with Dalot returning to fitness the RB/RWB position could be very very strong for many years.

Harry Maguire

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Harry Maguire has the presence of a great captain, a born leader a man in the mantel of Vidic/Ferdy. It took ole less than 2 months to try Maguire as captain as if he was bought for the role, don’t get me
wrong Lindelof and Bailly look like a stable partnership on paper but Maguire is a step above there are real shades of when we signed Vidic and he was the leader we needed.

Don’t get me wrong there isn’t too much to smile about right now but the future is looking a lot brighter than some of the Twitter crowd would have you believe, Ole’s first Transfers are paying off.
Greenwood, Mctominay, and Williams coming through CLASS OF 2020 anyone!? NEXT WEEK…

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