This is how Manchester United's stunning £750 MILLION side will look in five years time - according to Football Manager 2020

Football Manager 2020 has now been out for a good few weeks, seeing workplace productivity nosedive across the globe, as keen players spend hours carefully cultivating their sides on the highly popular management game.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:16 am
Manchester United

For a bit of fun, we've had a look five years into the future, and taken a peep at how the simulation predicts Manchester United will line up on the eve of the 2024/25 season. Click and scroll through the gallery to see the Red Devils' starting XI and manager...

Five years on, de Gea is still the main man between the sticks, and has regained his reputation as a brutally reliable force in goal. He's also racked up 105 caps for Spain, at the age of 33.
Now a fully-fledged England international worth 60m, the former Crystal Palace defender is a vital part of United's back line. His 18/20 rating for both agility and tackling make him one of the best right-backs in the game.
Joining in the 2020/21 season, he was a bit of a bargain at just 17m. He's boosted his value to 58m, after following up two underwhelming seasons at Old Trafford by helping the side win back-to-back FA Cups in 2022 and 2023.
Things didn't end up too well for Harry Maguire, who's now playing for Everton. Lenglet set the Red Devils back 60m, and he's repaid that fee with three superb seasons at the back after leaving Barcelona.
After a brief and disastrous spell at Liverpool, he ended up in Ukraine with Shakhtar, where he resurrectedhis career. However, he's been woeful since joining Manchester United, and is now on the transfer list.
In real life he's one of the most hyped midfielders around, and on FM he's gone on to live up to his great potential. However, since joining United, his ability to produce assists is on the decline.
He's the club's top earner on a rather tasty 300k per week - good work if you can get it, eh! - and is United's new captain. He's the beating heart of their midfield, and is the dynamism the present day United are crying out for.
Hello, is that Financial Fair Play? Yes, I think we may have an issue. 179m. He's only just signed, so we have no idea whether that'll pay off. With 12 goals in three seasons at Barcelona, though, it does seem a little excessive...
Bouncing back from an underwhelming 2018/29 campaign, Dele is back in business, and has been a goal and assist machine for United since joining in 2022.
It's a left-field option, but a rather intriguingone. Plucked from Real Betis for 55m - three Leon Bailey's and some change left over for a small tropical island. The Spaniard is an absolute rocket down the wing.
After leaving Inter in a big-money to Manchester United, he bags 21 goals in his debut season - he's still only 22.
He's still at the wheel! And boy, has he spent a lot of money! - 1.2 billion, to be precise. That's bought him three third place Premier League finishes, a Europa League, two FA Cups and a Carabao Cup.