Manchester United ‘to make third significant signing’ as John Murtough works away

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Manchester United will make a third significant signing before the transfer window slams shut on August 31, it has been claimed. The Red Devils have already landed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. And John Murtough is working hard to ensure they’re not the only two players in the door.

Manchester United ended last season on a low note after losing to Villarreal in the Europa League final.

But the Red Devils have responded off the pitch, enjoying a fine start to the summer transfer window so far.

United have landed Tom Heaton, though he isn’t a major signing and is expected to keep Dean Henderson and David De Gea on their toes over the course of the campaign.

Sancho arrived from Borussia Dortmund, with the England international handed the No 25 shirt previously sported by Antonio Valencia.

And United have also reached an agreement in principle related to Varane, with the Real Madrid star poised to be unveiled over the next week.

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Now, the Manchester Evening News have stated United will make a third ‘significant’ signing this summer.

While no names are being mentioned, plenty of players are being linked with a move to Old Trafford as the close of the transfer window creeps closer.

United did show some interest in Lionel Messi, but the Barcelona icon is widely expected to move to France with Paris Saint-Germain instead.

Wolves’ Ruben Neves is on their radar, with Bruno Fernandes advocating for his compatriot to join.

Saul Niguez has emerged as a possible signing, though Atletico Madrid’s demands of £45million could make him too expensive for United.

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And while they’re admirers of Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga, the France international would prefer to play for PSG or Real Madrid instead.

Murtough has been working hard behind the scenes so far this summer.

And the United director will be hoping the Red Devils can add more reinforcements to their squad as they target Premier League title glory next time out.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer updated fans on the Varane situation when speaking ahead of his team’s pre-season friendly clash with Everton on Saturday.

“[It’s] Paperwork now, you know, with Brexit and all that,” Solskjaer said. “I was going to say malarkey but I don’t want to go into politics!

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“It’s cost us a few days, with the visa, but he’s been looking after himself.

“Of course, we’ve got his medical first and hopefully that’s going to be done soon.”

Solskjaer also hailed Murtough and Darren Fletcher, insisting they’re doing a ‘very good job’.

“John and Fletch are doing a very good job. The whole system has worked,” he said.

“We’ve identified the players early on, and with Jadon, we spoke about him 12 months ago, at least. John and Fletch coming in has been a big plus.

“When you’ve had the experiences I’ve had as a player at this club, the vision is about how we’re going to be on the pitch and off the pitch.

“We’re a family, and there’s no one bigger than the team — that’s important for me. You have to understand you are part of a team.

“The only place these boys can be normal is when they play football. Wherever they are, whether they’re with their friends or in town, it’s a big thing.

“But when they come in here they feel like one of many. That’s the feeling I had when I played under Sir Alex [Ferguson].

“We all stuck together; we were all doing it for one cause, and one cause only, and that was that the team did well.”

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