The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are intrigued by reports linking the Red Devils with a move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. According to the Daily Star, Jose Mourinho is interested in a move for the Welshman as he plots further additions to his squad.
It’s a move that has certainly come as a surprise to our punters, but our landlord reckons that the Welshman, who is rated at £36 million by Transfer Markt, could be just what the Red Devils need.
After all, this season, one thing that they have lacked is a player of his ilk through the midfield. He has been famed for his running and tenacity through the midfield, and that’s something that Man Utd haven’t been able to utilise this term. Nemanja Matic provides the defence, and in theory, Paul Pogba would provide the attack – but the lack of a third, all-round option has left the French midfielder in no man’s land to a point. That’s been reflected by his poor recent form.
As a result, the signing of Ramsey – who would serve as the player to link the deep-lying Matic and more offensive Pogba – could be just what Jose Mourinho needs to take his team, and Pogba himself, to the next level. This would allow Pogba to really make the most of his dribbling, passing, and shooting – meaning that Ramsey could be the perfect addition.
Much has been made of Man Utd’s lack of options, thus forcing them to utilise a midfield two more often than not, and the recruitment of Ramsey would allow that to change. Again, that would benefit Pogba, as it would allow him to play on the left of a midfield three, which is where he began to dominate for Juventus a few years ago. Here, the Frenchman can control the game as only he can, outlying Ramey’s recruitment as another boost for Pogba.
On a basic level, too, his signing would simply offer Mourinho more bodies, thus taking the emphasis and demands off of Pogba every single week. He’d no longer be required to be the main force in midfield, and that can only be a good thing for him.
As such, signing Ramsey could be huge for Pogba as he looks to turn his Man Utd career around.
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