New arrival Van de Beek has actually been contributed to the skill swimming pool at Old Trafford, with the Netherlands worldwide being tipped to grow in English football with his mix of graft and guile. That is surely not enough to perform better this season.
Premier League champions Liverpool are set to lose the services of young striker Rhian Brewster as the England junior global is expected to leave before the transfer market shuts.
On the other hand, Manchester United is still to sign some of their prime targets.
The transfer window closes next week but United seem no closer to agreeing a fee with Borussia Dortmund in their prolonged pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
Bruno Fernandes converted United's latest penalty to score a 100th-minute victor on the south coast, securing a first Premier League victory of the season.
Rhian Brewster continued that form into this season as he scored twice in the first friendly game played by the Reds vs Red Bull Salzburg.
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"I don't think he will concern himself with the size of the goal but the size of the penalty box. he will not play with an 18 yard box, only 22 yards", said Mourinho in his pre-match interview with Sky Sports, referring to United's habit of winning penalties quite regularly.
Pogba, Fernandes and Van de Beek can you put the three of them in the team?
Robson included, with Solskjaer's side being tipped to install a title difficulty if they can duplicate their success of current windows: "We saw what Fernandes did to the club".
"Another couple of top-drawer players in our team and I really believe we can challenge Liverpool and Man City".
According to some, it was just a stunt to protect the controversial recruitment team's image. "It is just an aspect of their game that defensively they are reactive rather than proactive".
United then signed him the following summer on a five-year deal with the option for a further year, in an £18m move from the Welsh club which made him Solskjaer's first signing as United boss.