With the signing of U21 Spain international, David de Gea, on the verge of being completed, this now puts Man United out of sight from other Premiership clubs as the biggest spenders this summer and we still have two months left of this Summer transfer window, which is sure to get quite hectic.
Man United had their sights set on Phil Jones from day one and with the U21 European Championships just around the corner, United did well to get the deal done just before the tournament kicked-off.
Much has been made of Phil Jones, as far as I can see from his performances lately, as a no-nonsense defender, something, which I feel is missing from the game. Maybe not quite the psycho that Stuart Pearce was, but he can still leave a forward dreading the prospect of coming into contact with him.
Just last week, Ashley Young was confirmed as the newest member among the United ranks. Young, 25, had a bright future ahead of him when he shone in a Watford side that were struggling to stay in the Premier League. He has since fizzled out, I feel, with not much being said about him but he still can fix that if he impresses at Old Trafford.
I think most will be looking forward to the competition between the likes of Valencia, Nani and Ashley Young although it does feel that Young has not come in to cause tension but more to fill the shoes of Ryan Giggs which will be some challenge.
David de Gea had a medical last night in preparation for his move to Old Trafford and looks set to complete the deal sometime soon. De Gea, 20, really impressed at the U21 European Championships as he helped Spain to lift the trophy as they defeated Switzerland 2-0 in the final, capped off by a wonder goal by Thiago.
De Gea has certainly made himself a household name in European football after the tournament, if he wasn't one already. Similar to Ashely Young, De Gea has the prospect of filling the gloves of the goalkeeping maestro who goes by the name of Edwin van der Sar. No doubt there will be pressure on the young Spaniard as United had trouble finding a suitable replacement for Peter Schmeichel as countless keepers came and went without leaving a legacy at Old Trafford.
What do you make of Man United spending so much money? Was the embarrassing defeat to Barcelona a key factor to the sudden purchase of top class players?
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