I'm a big fan of Jorginho. He would be perfect next to a Fred. That's dreamland though.I look at Jorginho and think that type of tempo setting ball player is just as important as a traditional CDM. I then look at the quality of Barella and Locatelli on the ball, their ability to press and most importantly their willingness to accept the ball and want the ball. It’s been a long time since we have had a centre midfielder that dictates a game, demands the ball, shows up when we need someone to take the ball in tight areas and get us out. Obviously Veratti but that’s just not going to happen.
Do they have better stats in the PL? Otherwise its a fairly pointless comparisonhttps://www.squawka.com/en/man-utd-january-transfer-targets-midfielders/
All of them are compared against Rice and funnily, pretty much everyone has a better stats than Rice.
Tchouameni would be a dream and Tapia could be a wild card.
Yeah, someone like Kovacic who wants the ball and can dribble and pass his way out of problems would be a godsend here.I still prefer a world class creative cm player. Or cloest to that level as possible.
City have 5 reallly really good ball players. Against United 4. Over a long season. I think the manager who want to score most and most offensive. Want to dominate more. End up as winner.
City started against Leeds: Benardo, Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez and Grealish. How can you or any team take the ball from those 5 guys? They are so good and quick with the ball. If you want to become better than them. They have set the standard and team to catch up.
United only have Bruno, Rashford, Sancho and Ronaldo. United need a player deeper from the field to feed and connect with those 4 attacking ball players upfront. A young and on his with the ball Ronaldo would help a lot. But Ronaldo is clearly not there anymore. And cm combo McFred are better without the ball. As ball winner. Against team United shall dominate. Like City. Go out more offensive and attacking minded with a really good creative and ball player cm player.
Pobga is inconistent and injury really often. That is where United biggest problem is.
I hear that Donny Vanderbeek fellow is pretty good in midfield. He finished 12th in ballon d'Or voting just a couple of years ago and apparently he's available. He'd look great in our midfield. Much better than any other option we have...Reports from France that Pogba is leaving. Means, a midfielder is definitely coming. Who do you think would be a right fit for us ?
McFred is set to be our starters for the rest of the season. We’ll be missing the last Europa League spot, then signing any world class will be extremely difficult.We already have a great midfielder in Donny VDB and i truly believe we can sign the rest in 2 transfer windows.
We would have a midfield that would dominate Football for years.
Two windows is too far away, we are now ten years from our last genuine title challenge and we have a team which, if the additions are made, can compete next season so we need another £150m window where we buy a starting DM, a complete box to box CM and a RB. Anything less is pretty pointless and will leave the team short and propel the toxicity in the dressing room (if we had won the EL in the summer this squad would have been spurred on). Next season we need to create a team that will give players, the manager and fans confidence and belief which we won't do by continuing with Ole's slow motion rebuild where you buy one key player per window.We need two over the next two windows and in my mind it should be Tchouaméni/Rice and De Jong/Bellingham. Any of these would move. The price would be high but totally worth it to fix this issue for at least the next six seasons. And we still have Garner, Galbraith, and Levitt, and I'm sure at least one of them will make it here.