Manchester United have a few areas in the starting XI that need improving before the start of the upcoming season.

Jose Mourinho led the Red Devils to the Europa League title in his first season at the club, although failed to finish inside the top four in the Premier League.

He has brought in Victor Lindelof from Benfica to improve his side’s defence, but more signings need to be made to give the side the best chance of a successful Premier League campaign in 2017-18.

Ligue 1 may not be seen in the same light by fans as leagues such as La Liga or Bundesliga, but there are many players in the French top division who could become a major part of the squad at United.

In the last two years, United have brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial from PSG and Monaco respectively. Patrice Evra, who found a lot of success in his time at Old Trafford, also arrived from Monaco.

We look at five players from the French league that would offer an improvement on United’s current side.

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