The Bundesliga returned this weekend and with the German league being the first major European football league to return amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it brings an incredibly large number of fresh viewers.
Make no mistake, football fans are missing football. Many who have never even watched German football will be feasting on the Bundesliga in the coming weeks, just to get that football fix.
If your knowledge of German football is lacking, it can be hard to decide what games should take your fancy and which stars you should be keeping your eyes on. Here's five players Manchester United fans should watch closely.
Dayot Upamecano - RB Leipzig
Like pretty much every top club in Europe, United have been linked with a move for Leipzig defender Upamecano. The 21-year old has emerged as one of the best young defenders in Europe since he joined Leipzig in 2017 and has accrued interest from the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
While talks between Manchester United and Upamecano's agent didn't go quite how the Red Devils had hoped, there's still hope on United's side that they can get the deal done and United fans should check out the Frenchman and see first hand the blistering speed and formidable strength that have made him one of football's hottest commodities.
Julian Brandt - Borussia Dortmund
If you're the type to dwell on the past and just think about what could have been, you should watch Brandt - as he excels in a Dortmund side forging a formidable title push - pondering about how he'd have performed in a Red Devils shirt this year instead.
Rabbi Matondo - Schalke 04
While United have outlined Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as their number one target this summer, it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils are wiling to meet Dortmund's asking price and reports have suggested United could make a move for another ex-Manchester City player, Rabbi Matondo instead.
United fans should check out Schalke's Matondo and witness first hand the winger's incredible speed. United legend Ryan Giggs appears to be a huge admirer of Matondo and United fans should find a little bit of comfort when watching Matondo that, if things don't work out with Sancho, at least there's a plan B.
Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund
All eyes were on Haaland as the Bundesliga returned this weekend and boy he didn't disappoint. Since signing for Dortmund in January, Haaland has been in scintillating form, hitting the back of the net ten times in his first nine games for the Bundesliga side.
United have already failed bringing Haaland to Old Trafford once before when the Norwegian striker chose to join Borussia Dortmund over them (sensing a theme here) but United will be hoping their renewed interest could encourage the striker to join the Red Devils.
United fans should pay close attention to Haaland and watch as he continues to dominate the Bundesliga, all in the hopes of one day seeing him doing the same in that famous Manchester United shirt.
Jadon Sancho - Borussia Dortmund
The third Dortmund player to make our list, United's interest in Jadon Sancho has been well documented. The Manchester side have been pursuing Sancho for over a year now and remain confident that the former Manchester City prospect will soon be a Manchester United player.
It's hard to believe there's many United fans who haven't watched Sancho play yet, but the Old Trafford faithful should continue to pay close attention to the English star as he continues to feature predominantly in one of the most entertaining sides in the Bundesliga.
As things stand, United are the front runners in the race to land Sancho and after several years of disappointing transfers and lack of vision, the Red Devils' fans should watch Sancho and hope he's the catalyst for the once great club's return to the top of English football.
Source : 90min