The Transfer Market
Starting transfer budget: £40 million
Starting salary budget: £10.7 million
Who should go
The squad is quite tight on PES 2018, and you can easily not let any players go. If you wish to bring in a couple of signings however, you need to make room and therefore we are letting one big name go.
That is Phil Jones. United have five centre backs as well as Daley Blind who can play in there, so one of them needs to be axed. With Marcos Rojo also able to play at left back, Jones should be shown the door. You can collect around £16 million for the England defender, saving just over £3 million from your salary budget.
Other than that, it’s just the fringe players who can go. Ethan Hamilton will struggle for game time with his 60 rating, so you should look to sell the central midfielder for around £600,000 and save £255,000 from your salary. It’s a similar tale for Scott McTominay, whose position is a centre forward on PES, making it very difficult for him to break into the team. The Scottish international has a value close to £700,000 with his current salary at £290,000 a year.
If you want to keep hold of McTominay and Hamilton, you could easily loan them out. The one name we want to send out for the season is Angel Gomes. Aged just 17, the attacking midfielder’s development looks promising, with his 64 rating likely to improve to 68 in two years’ time. Look to loan him out so he can get the game time he needs to perhaps get beyond that level and become a top player.
Who to sign
New transfer budget: £59.4 million
New salary budget: £14.3 million
Left back is the weakest position in the starting line up for Manchester United, and it is a clearly weak link with Daley Blind in there. With a big budget, no one is off limits, and you should go for the Brazilian Alex Sandro. The Juventus (PM Black White) left back has an 86 rating, which could improve to 87, and at the age of 26 he can be in your side for around five years. He’ll cost you around £20 million with a salary of £4.1 million a year. His best abilities include 90 stamina, 88 speed and 86 explosive power.
- Marcelo – Age 29, MD White (Real Madrid), OPR 88, EST 88, Value: £26m, Salary: £5m
- Filipe Luis, Age 32, Atletico Madrid, OPR 86, EST 84, Value: £22m, Salary: £4m
- David Alaba – Age 25, Other (Bayern Munich), OPR 86, EST 87, Value: £18m, Salary: £2.4m
- Jordi Alba – Age 28, Barcelona, OPR 84, EST 82, Value: £15m, Salary: £4m
- Ricardo Rodriguez – Age 25, AC Milan, OPR 82, EST 83, Value: £17m, Salary: £3m
There is no genuine right winger in this Manchester United side, and if you do wish to play a 4-3-3, you need one. Top of your list, and this is a transfer that could happen in real life, is Real Madrid (MD White) man Gareth Bale. For a price around £36 million and a big salary of £5.9 million a year, you can get the Welshman’s 90 rating, which is starting to decline at the age of 28. His best stats include 95 speed, 93 explosive power and 90 kicking power.
- Antoine Griezmann – Age 26, Atletico Madrid, OPR 90, DEV 91, Value: £28m, Salary: £6.3m
- Dries Mertens – Age 30, Napoli, OPR 88, DEV 86, Value: £28m, Salary: £4.3m
- Philippe Coutinho – Age 25, Barcelona, OPR 86, DEV 87, Value: £22m, Salary: £4.6m
- Thomas Muller – Age 28, Other (Bayern Munich), OPR 86, DEV 86, Value: £30m, Salary: £3.4m
- Mohamed Salah – Age 25, Liverpool, OPR 85, DEV 86, Value: £19m, Salary: £4.8m
Just one player at Manchester United has a contract running out, and that is Michael Carrick. At the age of 36, there is no point giving him a new deal.
Upon starting with Master League, you will receive a message from the club’s owner stating what is expected at Manchester United. This to be challenging for trophies every year. Winning the league title in your first year is a tough ask, but there is no reason why you can’t have a strong run in the Champions League, but a cup success is your most realistic goal, especially with a deep squad.
With Manchester United, you have the budget to build one of the best side’s in the world, and with young players coming through, you are well-equipped to be at the top of European football in a few years’ time.
Man Red squad ratings
|David de Gea||27||GK||88||88||£26m||£5m|
OPR = Overall Points Rating
DEV = Estimated development in 2 years
V = Value
S = Salary
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