As Manchester United look to consolidate their position among the top 4, manager Louis Van Gaal still has a lot of questions to answer. The Premier League season is still in its infancy, the Champions League has just begun, while the start of the other 2 cup competitions is on the horizon. But despite all the activity over the last two seasons, Manchester United still seem far from being a complete team. Few positions are overloaded with full internationals while others are crying out for replacements. Players are being played out of position and the feeling remains that Van Gaal is trying to put square pegs in round holes. Here, TheHardTackle looks at 3 prime areas for the Dutch tactician to ponder over. Shaw injury will unsettle the defence Many expected United to struggle defensively this season and the fact that they have not has been due to the rise of Chris Smalling and the return of Luke Shaw to […]

ai???The great thing about the transfer window is that it is closed now,ai??? well, this is what Louis Van Gaal is most probably thinking through the international break. But how did Manchester United fare in this window? TheHardTackle offers its take on all the wheelings and dealings over the last few months and how the current squad is shaping up.

Manchester United have undergone a summer of major upheaval. Nine first teamers have been sold, two have been given loan spells, while six new faces have arrived. Despite four of their new transfers playing a successful pre-season, Manchester Untied's panic buy of Anthony Martial has garnered the most headlines. In light of such wholesale changes, there were five major talking points form United's summer spending spree.