Ings is out of contract in the summer and has been watched by Man United scouts, Bale is unsettled at Real Madrid having endured a difficult relationship with supporters and Clyne has refused to sign a new deal at St Mary’s.
According to the MEN, executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is planning to implement a ‘galactico’ style transfer policy at United. Last summer’s spend of £150m suggests there has certainly been a shift in the transfer budgets at Old Trafford.
Bale would certainly fall into the ‘galactico’ category but Ings and Clyne may not be considered star names in world football just yet but some of United’s best ever signings have been young, talented players who have been nurtured into the world’s best.
United currently have a hugely imbalanced squad, which has led to Wayne Rooney being played in midfield and Angel di Maria up front in spells this term.
As much as that is also down to some of van Gaal’s strange selection process at times, United simply don’t have the necessary quality all over the pitch to contend for the Premier League title.
It is clear that United need new faces to freshen up things at the club and fans will be delighted with some of the names being linked to moves.
The players will also help van Gaal in his ambition to bring back attacking football to United as the team have often employed a defensive style of play during this campaign.