Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Mats Hummels and Arturo Vidal: The 23-man squad of players who have not joined Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has been linked with nearly every player in Europe...

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Manchester United and their chief transfer negotiator Ed Woodward has become the butt of numerous jokes over the last couple of days, after they lost out Nicolas Otamendi and Pedro to bitter rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

Lest we forget Liverpool also beat Manchester United to another target earlier this summer, Roberto Firmino.

Woodward was hailed as a transfer mogul earlier this summer after quickly wrapping up deals to bring Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian to Old Trafford. But he is now being roundly mocked with United missing out on a couple of high profile targets.

However, it's not completely fair on United, who have been linked with pretty much every top player in Europe and beyond this summer - and continue to be linked.

So often are Manchester United involved in transfer rumours that we've even managed to put together a 23-man squad (it's a bit top heavy) of players that have been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Some have moved to other clubs, some are staying put - with hefty new deals gleaned off of United interest - while others are still in with the chance of a move.

Scroll through the gallery to see our squad...

 

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Goalkeepers: Lloris, Cilllessen.

Defenders: Coleman, Ramos, Otamendi, Hummels, Clyne, Varane, Van der Wiel.

Midfielders: Biglia, Vidal, Turan, Firmino.

Forwards: Pedro, Griezmann, Kane, Benzema, Cavani, Ronaldo, Bale, Muller, Mane, Ibrahimovic.

The rumour mill keeps turning.

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