Aston Villa ace John McGinn would ‘walk into’ the current Manchester United midfield, that’s according to former Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor.
The Lowdown: Flying Scotsman
Since moving to Villa Park from Hibernian in 2018, the 26-year-old has made 117 appearances for Dean Smith’s side and has helped the club return to the Premier League and sustain their position in the top flight.
The midfielder has scored 14 goals and set up another 19 since moving to the West Midlands and rumours were doing the rounds over the summer linking the Scotland international with a move to Liverpool.
However, he remained at Villa and Agbonlahor has claimed that he would walk into the midfield of one of the current top four in the English top flight.
The Latest: ‘Walk into’ midfield
Speaking on talkSPORT, former Villa marksman Agbonlahor has claimed McGinn would easily get into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield at Manchester United.
The 34-year-old said: “I say it everytime I see him play but when Fred gets on the ball, it’s just sloppy passes and he’ll give it away. Even when he’s in there to win the ball he doesn’t do that. I just don’t see why he’s in that team.
“There’s a lot of central midfielders who would walk into that Manchester United team. John McGinn, walks into that midfield.”
Would McGinn get into United's midfield?
The Verdict: Midfield woes for United
United’s midfield struggles have been an ongoing issue and they have never managed to replicate the quality with which Roy Keane and Paul Scholes once graced Old Trafford.
So far this season, McGinn has completed an average of 77% of his passes per game and has won 4.5 ground duels per match in the opening seven games this season. Sky Sports pundit and former Villa player Micah Richards also stated the midfielder has ‘got everything‘ after the recent win over United and the 26-year-old’s performances have merited such praise.
Fred and Scott McTominay have received stick for their performances, especially the Brazilian, and the signing of McGinn would surely strengthen United’s midfield, but Villa must do all they can to resist any potential overtures from the Old Trafford outfit further down the line.
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