Manchester United have intensified their preparations for the new season and have traveled to Scotland for a three-day training camp. The Red Devils will face Everton in their final friendly at Old Trafford on Saturday before starting the 2021/22 season against Leeds a week later. Until then, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping for further changes in his squad.

Manchester United are currently looking for reinforcements in midfield, while the Norwegian is also planning to hire some junior staff. The Red Devils could also be tempted to add a new striker this summer.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at major Manchester United transfer stories as of August 3, 2021.

Manchester United gave the tip to prioritize the transfer of Erling Haaland over the move to Harry Kane

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick believes the Red Devils will skip the battle for Harry Kane’s signature and instead focus on securing Erling Haaland next summer. Kane’s future is on everyone’s lips right now after the Englishman failed to show up for pre-season training at Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City lead the race to get Kane’s signature as Manchester United is keeping a close eye on developments.

However, do have a say Caught offside, Chadwick claimed Haaland would be a better option than Kane for the Red Devils

“I think the profile of the player United are looking for – Kane would be a great addition, of course, but I think they might be waiting for Erling Haaland,” said Chadwick.

“They kept Edinson Cavani for another year and that could pave the way for Haaland to come next summer – he’s a younger player, an incredible goalscorer and I think that suits United better than Harry.” added Chadwick.

Red Devils take a punch in the chase from Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves
Ruben Neves

Manchester United have dealt a blow in the pursuit of Ruben Neves. The Portuguese midfielder is reportedly a target for both the Red Devils and Arsenal this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Neves could be the final puzzle of his midfield puzzle.

However, the Portuguese has hinted that he could continue at Molineux beyond the summer. Speaking of which For Wolves TV, Neves praised Wolverhampton Wanderers new boss Bruno Lage and claimed he was happy to work with him, which could be a setback for Manchester United’s plans.

“He’s a very good coach. I’m very excited to be working with him, ”said Neves.

Sheffield United are interested in a loan deal for the Manchester United youngster

James Garner (R)
James Garner (R)

He is keen to secure a loan deal for James Garner this summer, according to Sheffield United The sun. The Blades see the Englishman as a replacement for Sander Berge, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal. Garner was pretty impressive when he was on loan with Watford and Nottingham Forest last season.

Sheffield United are now hoping to secure the 20-year-old’s services on loan this season. With an abundance of midfield talent at Old Trafford, the Red Devils may plan on loaning Garner again to continue his development. However, the Blades could face competition from Nottingham Forest, who are expected to want Garner back.