Manchester United: Past, present and future?

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal (centre) with Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal (centre) with last summer's signing Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is busy overhauling his squad as he aims to return the Old Trafford club to winning ways.

Despite a very quiet January transfer window, the club spent around £150m last summer and have made little secret of the fact that Van Gaal will have more funds at his disposal at the end of this season.

Whether you call it a revolution or an evolution, there has been lots of player activity during the Dutchman's seven-month reign - with the promise of more to come in the coming months.

A quick reminder

United finished last season with Ryan Giggs in temporary charge following the sacking of David Moyes.

The team that drew with Southampton on the final day of the season included six players who have since left the club, among them Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa.

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Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Kagawa, Fletcher and Welbeck have all left

Change under way

Van Gaal's side sit third in the Premier League and in contention for the top four. That would give them a shot at the Champions League again.

Their most recent league game ended in a 3-1 victory over Leicester City. Since then, United have moved on several players, among them midfielders Darren Fletcher and Anderson, who left on transfer deadline day.

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Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Di Maria and Falcao arrived at Old Trafford last summer

So what next?

Manchester United have been linked with summer moves for plenty of players, such as Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, Borussia Dortmund centre-half Mats Hummels Barcelona right-back Dani Alves and Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

And one or two more could be heading for the Old Trafford exit.

Goalkeeper David De Gea has been linked with Real Madrid. If that deal came off, Victor Valdes would be the obvious replacement.

So how could United shape up for the 2015/16 campaign?

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Could Bale join United? And will De Gea leave?

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