The midfield at Old Trafford looks secure for the time being with Fernandes alongside Nemanja Matic Paul Pogba, plus Fred and Scott McTominay as backups.
To top it off, Manchester United’s front three is severely underrated. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and teenage sensation Mason Greenwood scored a combined 62 goals in 2019/20, which is more than Liverpool’s title-winning trio. Obviously, it is unfair to compare the two, given United’s status in the Europa League and Liverpool’s Premier League triumph, but it is still intriguing nonetheless.
United have a multitude of fast attackers to choose from, and utilise the talents of Pogba and Fernandes to supply them with scoring opportunities. Plus, the potential addition of Jadon Sancho could spark up a new flame at Old Trafford and really put them amongst the very best in Europe.
The England international has become a star following his performances this season, scoring 20 goals and registering 20 assists for the German giants to establish himself as one of the very best in world football. By placing Sancho alongside Martial, Rashford and Greenwood, United would be well-placed for a successful, stable future with a potent youthful attack and a Champions League run wouldn't be the most ridiculous of statements.
David De Gea’s spot, however, is the most intriguing. United have a ready-made replacement for the Spaniard in Dean Henderson, who has starred at Sheffield United. It remains to be seen if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trusts Henderson enough at the time being, so don’t expect De Gea to be ousted soon. Although, if his performances remain underwhelming early into next season, the pressure will indeed be on.
All in all, United's squad depth is alarming. Their fringe players who were fielded against LASK in the Europa League and Norwich City and Chelsea in the FA Cup never looked at ease. The likes of Daniel James and Jesse Lingard won't be enough for them to advance much further than the group stages in the Champions League, if Solskjaer wants to switch things around and if the draw isn't kind.