The Lowdown: McKennie profiled
The Latest: United keen
Phillips provided an update from his Substack account regarding McKennie on Sunday. He claimed that Chelsea have joined seven other sides ‘monitoring’ the midfielder ahead of a potential move.
The reporter name-checked United as a side who are ‘interested’ in McKennie, along with a number of Premier League sides and European clubs Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
The Verdict: Shrewd addition?
Erik ten Hag managed to bolster his midfield ranks in the summer by signing Casemiro from Real Madrid, however, you could say that United are still fairly short of holding and central midfield options.
Therefore, bringing in McKennie, who has played in multiple positions during his career ranging from right-back to a centre-forward and has experience in Germany and Italy, could be a wise move.
He’d be able to provide cover in multiple areas, something that may prove invaluable in the second half of the season when United could still be playing in four competitions.
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