Jose Mourinho’s men are now out of the Champions League and they would have been looking to progress in that competition, to make up for the dominance of Pep Guardiola’s City side.
You get the impression that Manchester United are going to be in for a busy summer transfer window, and will look to splash the cash to help reinforce their squad with talent to make sure they are competing with City.
Naturally, you always link United with the creme de la creme of talent from across Europe, but sometimes it is worth looking closer to home for talent.
We’ve selected some lower league stars that would be ideal additions for United….
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
The Fulham whizzkid his definitely a man in demand, and it’s completely understandable as the 17-year-old has been nothing less than sensational this season.
The left-back turned left-winger has excelled for Jokanovic’s Fulham and it needs to be on Jose Mourinho’s transfer radar.
There will definitely be interest from other Premier League sides, but United should try and get to the front of the queue, and it may be worth taking a punt using a bet on him signing for the Red Devils.
Adama Traore (Middlesbrough)
It’s a bold one, but Traore has been tearing up the Championship.
His scarrily powerful displays on the wing have been superb and he is consistently destroying opposition defences.
Mourinho would be silly not to weigh up a swoop for the talented former Barcelona player, as he could be a great option off the bench.
Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest)
The young striker is consistently starting for Nottingham Forest under Aitor Karanka, and his mature displays have caught the attention.
You only have to go back to when Forest knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup at the City Ground earlier this season, to see the talent that Brereton possesses.
It would certainly be a left-field punt for United, but under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, you get the feeling that he could flourish at Old Trafford and be a key figure for United in the years to come.