Man United may cause Leeds much misery with 4 exciting signings Ratcliffe would appreciate

Man United may cause Leeds much misery with 4 exciting signings Ratcliffe would appreciate

Another summer transfer window is fast approaching but the story remains the same for Manchester United.

Uncertainty over Erik ten Hag's future has led to the Red Devils missing out on signing Tosin Adarabioyo, who has joined Chelsea instead.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is bracing for a low-key transfer window in an attempt to balance the books.

Thankfully, England's second tier is filled with underrated gems. And who better to score great players from than Leeds United?

Leeds finished third in the Championship but their players truly stole the show. Unfortunately, they are required to sell a sizeable amount of their squad to boost their dwindling finances.

Here are four players Man United could snatch from their rivals at bargain prices.

He's only 22 but don't let that fool you - Summerville was named the Championship Player of the Season for a good reason.

A winger by trade, he ended last term with 20 goals and nine assists in 46 appearances for Leeds.

Summerville is no stranger to the Premier League either; he bagged four goals and assisted two more when Leeds played in the top flight in 2022/23.

He can play in midfield if needed and can deputise on the left or right wing. That opens up a world of possibilities for Man United, who were left in a pickle as Antony and Marcus Rashford both struggled to score goals.

Next, we have a player who is just 18 but he was one of the most feared defensive players in the Championship.

It's no surprise that he picked up the Young Player of the Season as well as Apprentice of the Season awards.

Gray is a defensive midfielder but he excelled as a right-back in 20 games for Leeds.

Casemiro is set to leave Man United and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could follow him out. That leaves Kobbie Mainoo and Diogo Dalot as the only proper options for those two roles.

Signing Gray would fix that as he can easily slot into both positions when needed. He ended last season with 49 appearances across competitions and two assists.

The best way to describe him is a young Bruno Fernandes.

Rutter, 22, can play as an attacking midfielder or higher up as a second striker (even a forward on certain occasions).

He created 20 big chances for Leeds - the Championship record stands at 23 in one season.

Having played all games in the Championship last term, Rutter contributed seven goals and 15 assists.

With Bruno's future uncertain after his demand for an improved contract, Man United need to prepare themselves for the worst. Trying to sign someone like Rutter would be a good start.

And finally, we have Gnonto - another young player who's only 20 but has the potential to soar higher.

A natural winger, Gnonto is more comfortable operating from the left wing. He can play a variety of roles in the attack, making him a versatile squad player.

He scored eight goals and assisted three more; he would have contributed more but an injury in October restricted his involvement.

If Man United ever do consider signing him, they would need to be wary of his injury record. Other than that, Gnonto is an excellent option to provide competition to Rashford for the left wing.

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