We were reduced to long balls against Chelsea earlier today, we have not a single playmaker other than Pogba (no Mkhitaryan doesn't count, he's crap) to break down a capable defense. Who is out there on the market that would fit into the team? I don't personally care whether it's a creative central midfielder, a #10 or a wide playmaker; we just need somebody to take the creative burden off Pogba. We must not be fooled by the scorelines against weaker teams earlier in the season; we will continue to drop points throughout unless we can bring in another player to help break down packed defenses so that we do not rely on Pogba evading injury for the duration of the season as our sole creator. Chelsea used Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas to take us apart today; two creative attackers to ensure their football remained fluid and that the ball could be circulated in te event that we retreated back into shape quickly. City used David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne to take Arsenal apart earlier as well. Real Madrid won the Champion's League twice in a row with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in their central midfield; we must do the same to have a chance. I've compiled a small list of four creative playmakers I have seen people discuss on this website. Please help identify more. Mesut Özil - Arsenal - AM: + PL experience, played under Mourinho before, good delivery on the final ball, functions in Mourinho's favoured 4-2-3-1, #10. - Goes missing in the big games which account for approximately 30 points a season against the five other members of the top six, offers little defensively, doesn't run the game. Nabil Fekir - Olympique Lyonnais - AM: + 23 years old, works hard defensively, difficult to dispossess, releases the ball quickly, goal threat, #10. - Come back from long term injury, would he be considered a true "playmaker"? Will his ankles hold out from constant impact? Malcom - Bordeaux - RW: + Young, skillful, can beat defenders, right winger (an area we must strengthen), big potential. - Has yet to test his ability in a stronger league, likely expensive, can he make the step up to United from Bordaeux? Jean Michaël Seri - OGC Nice - CM: + Creative, disciplined, good range of passing, central midfielder, not likely to be the most expensive option on this list. - Has yet to test his ability in a stronger league, 5' 6", works defensively, the "budget" option?