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How Manchester United could look under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next season with Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and Aaron Wan-Bissaka


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United boss has been met with excitement and optimism from across the globe.

The ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ was given the permanent job on Thursday after a three-month caretaker stint at Old Trafford.

Ole is finally at the wheel for Manchester United on a full-time basis

With the Red Devils looking better on the pitch since Solskjaer took over and relations with key players seemingly repaired, United fans and critics are naturally happy.

And, as first reported by The Sun, the Norwegian is to waste no time in trying to revamp his current squad when the transfer window opens on Monday, July 1.

The English trio of Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are all seen as top priority targets for the Red Devils as they look to wrestle back power in the Premier League.

Bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool are currently locked in a two-way race for the title, with United not lifting the famous trophy since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

Success has been hard for United to come by since Sir Alex left

So, will the arrival of a trio of English wonderkids spark a return to power for the Red Devils?

Scroll down to see how Manchester United could line up under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next season.

CLASSIC UNITED (4-4-2)

Rashford and Lukaku’s growing partnership would be allowed to flourish further

The success of Sir Alex at the start of the Premier League era cemented United as the most feared side in the country, but it raised expectations to lofty heights.

Successors have, so far, been unable to deal with those demands and faltered under the pressure. But Solskjaer has taken his ice-cold playing style into management and flourished.

A stickler for tradition, do not be surprised to see the Norwegian at least try to implement a classic 4-4-2 formation at Old Trafford next season.

With Rice providing cover for Paul Pogba, United would have to move through their transition phases at breakneck speeds to capitalise on the pace and skill they have in abundance going forward.

PASS-MASTERS (4-3-3)

United’s trio of midfielders would be expected to dominate the ball

The rise of Jadon Sancho from Manchester City starlet to England international has been nothing short of spectacular, much like that of Wan-Bissaka.

Bless with pace, confidence and attacking flair, the duo could form a partnership on the flank for club and country like David Beckham and Gary Neville before them.

By deploying Rice in a deeper-lying midfield role, Solskjaer could encourage his full-backs to bomb on up the pitch and overlap the wingers.

Ander Herrera has been revitalised since the Norwegian took over so his presence in midfield next season is almost a certainty.

UNLEASH POGBA (4-2-3-1)

Playing the World Cup winner in the No.10 role could be a masterstroke

Another player who has found a new lease of life under Solskjaer is Paul Pogba, playing with the sort of confidence and freedom fans saw at Juventus.

No longer just a show pony, the France international has added goals and assists to his game as well – finding the back of the net nine times in the Premier League this season.

His link-up play with Marcus Rashford has been vital to United’s attacking play and the young England international is slowly but surely growing into the No.10 shirt at United.

By playing the duo closer together (and with Anthony Martial and Sancho either side) United would have one of the most dangerous attacking forces in Europe next season and could dominate for years.

 

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