The 60 players Man United have been ‘linked’ with this summer

Man United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have not yet dipped their toes in the transfer market but the rumour mill has reached overdrive.

The modern world of football is quite different to how it was 20 years ago. It’s not outlandish to suggest that fans can get more excited about transfers than goals these days.

Social media is king, transfer rumours drive the agenda, especially when the season is finished.

Manchester United , more than most clubs this summer, are in need of transfers and many fans will pick up on the faintest rumour to give false hope over a long off-season.

And with United being United, they tend to be linked with dozens of players in various news reports.

Here are the 60 players who have been touted for a transfer to Old Trafford in at least one news article since the window opened on 17 May:

Kalidou Koulibaly — Napoli centre-back, a prime target

Jadon Sancho — United would like the Dortmund winger, but a deal looks improbable

Declan Rice — An attractive proposition for United in midfield

Nicolas Pepe — Prolific Lille winger

Daniel James — United have agreed terms with the Swansea winger and look set to sign him

Bruno Fernandes — Playmaker at Sporting who’s scored plenty in the past season

Joao Felix — Benfica wonderkid also linked with Man City

 Ruben Dias — Centre-back, another highly-rated Benfica youngster

Aaron Wan-Bissaka — A top target to fill right-back berth, but Palace value the 21-year-old highly

Thomas Meunier — PSG right-back, a possible alternative to Wan-Bissaka

Kieran Trippier — Napoli appear favourites to land the Spurs and England man

Harry Maguire — United linked again after failing last summer

Paulo Dybala — Juventus reportedly willing to sell talented Argentinian

Matthijs De Ligt — The centre-back all United fans would love to sign

Sean Longstaff — Emerged as an unlikely midfield target

Ryan Sessegnon — Relegated with Fulham but still 19 and bags of potential

Wilfried Zaha — Palace star linked with an unlikely return to Old Trafford

Patrick Van Aanholt — Would be a back-up left-back option

Gareth Bale — Linked with United virtually every summer

Antoine Griezmann — Has announced he’s leaving Atletico but Barcelona are favourites

Richarlison — Not heavily linked and happy to stay at Everton

Pedro — Fluminense striker rated at around £20million

Adrien Rabiot — United have tracked the PSG midfielder, who will leave on a free transfer this summer

Tanguy Ndombele — Highly sought-after Lyon midfielder who plays well with Pogba for France

Callum Hudson-Odoi — Appeared to be a right-wing option before his injury and Chelsea transfer ban

Moussa Dembele — Touted for a potential £40million move

Youri Tielemans — Likely to leave Monaco in the summer, though Leicester are keen to re-sign him

Thomas Partey — His agent has touted him for a United or Arsenal switch

Idrissa Gueye — Everton would want a big sum for the 29-year-old

Wilfried Ndidi — United fans are keen, but Ndidi is valued by his club Leicester

Andre Onana — The Reds have reportedly tracked the Ajax keeper as a De Gea alternative

Jasper Cillesen — As above, though United are very keen to keep De Gea

Jan Oblak — Another keeper United have tracked in the past, who could replace De Gea

Keylor Navas — And another. Touted to switch to United as part of the proposed Pogba transfer to Madrid

Robert Lewandowski — Perennially linked with United

Christian Eriksen — Into the last year of his Spurs contract and widely admired around Europe

Ivan Rakitic — Now 31 and perhaps with his best years behind him at Barcelona

Phillipe Coutinho — Ex Liverpool favourite who’s had a difficult time at the Nou Camp

Mauro Icardi — Romelu Lukakuhas been linked to Inter, Icardi to United

James Rodriguez — Like Bale, could move this summer with United mentioned in dispatches

Joao Cancelo — Juventus right-back who will surely remain with the Old Lady

Hirving Lozano — Impressed with Mexico at last summer’s World Cup and linked with several big clubs

Jerome Boateng — United came close to landing the Bayern defender 12 months ago

Niklas Sule — Another Bayern centre-back

Edison Cavani — Looks set to leave PSG amid more United rumours

Sergio Ramos — Was linked to United; now set for Madrid stay

David Neres — Transfer rumours have come off the back of Ajax’s Champions League progress

Hakim Ziyech — As above

Reece James — Chelsea defender who has gained plaudits while on loan with Wigan

Toby Alderweireld — Available for £25million, one year left on his Spurs deal, but now 30

Saul Niguez — Talented Atletico midfield maestro, but would be difficult to prise away

Mario Fernandes — Russian right-back option for a reported £22million

Toni Kroos — Was briefly linked with United before agreeing a new Real Madrid contract

Isco — Speculation has mounted that the Spanish playmaker could leave Los Blancos

James Maddison — Talented, English but expensive and possibly out of United’s reach

Ruben Neves — Highly rated after shining for Wolves in the Premier League

Abdoulaye Doucoure — Consistently mentioned in connection with PSG, United and others and could be angling for a transfer

Nathan Collins — Stoke youngster, 18, who plays centre-back

Dillon Hoogewerf — Young Ajax forward set to join the United youth setup

Mo Salah — Possibly the most bizarre rumour of the lot. An outrageous £180m move has been mooted in Spanish media


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