Manchester United is already working on plans for their summer transfer company with Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Jadon Sancho all on their wish list.
Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has vowed to spend a lot at the end of the season, while United continues to rebuild his team.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already brought in five first-team players during his reign with Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo (loan) who arrived at the club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try to strengthen his team in the summer if he gets the chance
Solskjaer, if he is in charge, is expected to re-focus on young, hungry players while continuing to review the team he inherited from Jose Mourinho.
Here, Sportsmail looks at how the Red Devils might stand in line next season if they reach some of their main goals.
Goalkeeper – David de Gea
David de Gea has a contract with Manchester United until June 2024, so he belongs to a small group of players whose long-term future seems to be assured in Old Trafford.
United has a strong selection of keepers to choose from with Romero currently acting as De Gea’s No. 2. Dean Henderson is likely to spend another season on loan before returning to compete with De Gea for a starting point.
Joel Pereira, currently on loan to Hearts, and the signing of Nathan Bishop in January can act as a De Gea delegate if Romero decides to take on a new challenge.
Lee Grant can hang his boots at the end of the season when his United contract ends in June.
The old Red Devil David de Gea remains the first goalkeeper of Manchester United
Right back – Aaron Wan-Bissaka
There is no doubt about who will start again next season, as Aaron Wan-Bissaka has impressed during his debut campaign at the club.
United keeps an eye on Norwich’s Max Aarons, but he would be bought as a backup if he came to the club.
Wan-Bissaka, who arrived from Crystal Palace for £ 50 million, is in line with Solskjaer’s ethos for United’s new transfer strategy.
Solskjaer wants young, hungry players who want to give everything for the Manchester United badge and Wan-Bissaka ticks all those boxes.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka had a stable first season with United after his move from Palace
Middle back – Victor Lindelof
Victor Lindelof’s position in the back four is endangered because he has had difficulty replicating the form he showed during major periods of last season.
Solskjaer greatly values his fellow Scandinavian and he wants Lindelof to develop a collaboration with club captain Harry Maguire.
They have the skills to compliment each other, but have no pace on certain occasions.
United is likely to use his transfer budget elsewhere in the summer, so for the time being Lindelof will be delayed in Solskjaer’s XI preference.
The Red Devils are looking forward to cashing in on Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, who were on loan to Estudiantes during the summer. Chris Smalling is judged at the end of the season after having performed admirably during his temporary period with Roma.
Solskjaer hopes that Victor Lindelof can build a partnership with Captain Harry Maguire
Middle back – Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire is one of the first names on the Solskjaer team magazine and will therefore again be one of the pillars in the defense of United.
Solskjaer promoted Maguire to club captain after just five months because of his leadership skills and standing in the dressing room of Old Trafford.
He still has to live up to his amazing £ 80m price tag, but United had to pay excessively to sign Leicester’s English international.
Harry Maguire was appointed club captain of Manchester United just five months after his arrival
Rear left – Brandon Williams
One of Solskjaer’s toughest decisions next season comes from the back left, as Brandon Williams and Luke Shaw continue to compete for a starting point.
Williams deserves a chance to really master the position after being one of the rare bright sparks for United this season.
His youthful exuberance has added pace and creativity to the left side of United, while Shaw was hit again with nagging injuries.
Both will probably still be in the club next season, so Solskjaer will be able to choose his first choice in the back left after judging the duo during the preseason.
Brandon Williams will probably get the nod over Luke Shaw because he made an impression this season
Defensive Midfield – Scott McTominay
United has missed Scott McTominay’s working speed and desire in their engine room during his spell on the sidelines.
His return to the training of the first team will be a quick incentive for United’s hope to finish in the top four.
McTominay will probably be used next season as a midfielder with the Scotsman competing with Fred for the role.
United has considered making moves for both Declan Rice and David Brooks and may try to capitalize if West Ham and / or Bournemouth are relegated.
However, McTominay has proven itself at United and has barely gained a foothold since his promotion to the first team under Jose Mourinho.
Scott McTominay, who returns from an injury, is now seen as a regular Manchester United
Midfield – Bruno Fernandes
If you buy a player for £ 68 million, you expect him to be a regular team, even if you are a club with the status of Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes showed during his debut against Wolves that he wants to get the ball and dictate the game.
The leadership qualities of Fernandes will also be a huge bonus for Solskjaer because his side has been accused in the past of missing great personalities.
The Portuguese have time to settle until the summer before enjoying their first preseason at the club.
Bruno Fernandes starts next season in midfield of Manchester United
Midfield – Jack Grealish
Allegedly Manchester United is trying to sign Jack Grealish and James Maddison this summer with Solskjaer who wants to strengthen his midfield.
Star man Paul Pogba is already with one foot out the door and seems destined to end up next season at Real Madrid or Juventus.
United will use part of the money they receive to replace Pogba and United will find it easier to sign Grealish about Maddison.
Grealish has a £ 45 million release clause, while Maddison is valued by the Foxes at £ 100 million.
The 24-year-old, who is captain of his beloved Villa, is another leader who is another bonus for Solskjaer.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is one of the best summer goals of Manchester United
Right wing – Jadon Sancho
United should strengthen this right wing this summer with the position that appears to be a problem for the Red Devils.
Daniel James prefers to play on the left, just like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial when he plays on the grand piano.
United will compete against Chelsea for Jadon Sancho’s signature and will cost north of £ 100 million. The English international Borussia is expected to leave Dortmund in the summer.
Both Chelsea and United also compete for Champions League football, so that the winner of that race can determine where Sancho ends up.
United has two realistic routes to the Champions League next season, as they are one of the favorites to win the Europa League.
Jadon Sancho (center) is expected to seal a summer return to the Premier League
Center front – Moussa Dembele
Manchester United will be looking for a new attacker in the summer because the Martial experiment did not really work wonders.
Martial seems to play more comfortably on the wing, despite his desire to be the chief.
United will sign Ighalo if he impresses during his loan period from China, but Solskjaer also needs a younger attacker to fill the void of Romelu Lukaku.
The club follows Moussa Dembele (Lyon), Odsonne Edouard (Celtic), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) and Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) during their search for a new No. 9.
Dembele has been connected with United in recent seasons and their interest seems to be growing.
Lyon refused to sell Dembele in January, but could redeem the 23-year-old when the window reopened.
Lyon-ace Moussa Dembele remains connected with a move to Manchester United
Left wing – Marcus Rashford
Rashford has shown that he is indispensable for United this season, with the academy now seen as the club’s offensive power.
As mentioned above, the 22-year-old cuts the best on the left and Solskjaer ensures that he is deployed where he can do the most damage.
The English star has taken his game to a new level and still has much more room for improvement.
Marcus Rashford has evolved from an academy degree to the headman of United