I'm really not sure what's happening with our midfield rebuild, because we're not seriously linked with anyone now. I'm sure we can all agree that we're going to mainly be playing a 4-2-3-1 this season and we have Lingard, Mata, Gomes (and Sanchez?) for the no.10 position. So that leaves us with the two midfield slots. A. Pogba, Pereira and Fred for the more creative/attacking side and B. McTominay, Matic and Garner for the more holding/defensive side Pogba and McTominay aside, the midfield options are plentiful but bang average, with the more pressing concern being the "A" creative position - when Pogba is not playing, our midfield severely lacks creativity. I personally don't rate Pereira and it remains to be seen whether Fred will continue to adapt successfully to PL (and even then he isn't particularly known for key passes). But can we really see a midfielder coming in without someone being moved on? And if so who? Fernandes has been ruled out by the club and the Longstaff deal looks dead in the water.