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Ed Woodward must sign this 6ft 4 commanding midfielder to liberate Paul Pogba

Manchester United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are expecting Ed Woodward to conclude deals for big-name signings this Summer window.

Our resident Red Devils are hopeful that United will complete deals for star players, such as Nemanja Matic who is reportedly desperate to depart Chelsea.

Our landlord believes that Ed Woodward should do everything in his power to sign the Serbian midfielder.

For much of his career, the 28-year-old has operated as a sentinel, guarding the defence with his remarkable defensive abilities. At 6ft 4, Matic is a commanding presence at the heart of midfield who possesses a capacity to dictate proceedings and retrieve possession.

He’s also proven throughout his career his ability to form productive partnerships, last season it was N’Golo Kante, and for the two seasons before that, it was Cesc Fabregas.

Matic is accustomed to playing for Mourinho, and he’s familiar with the Portuguese’s 4-2-3-1 formation. During the 2014-15 season, Matic and Fabregas operated as the deep lying midfielders, Matic was there to protect, Fabregas was there to create.

The Serbian provided such robust and sturdy cover, Fabregas was practically given a free-role, to exert his creative talents. In that season the Spaniard scored three goals and registered a stunning total of 18 assists, the same could be achieved with Paul Pogba.

Paul Pogba often functioned as one of the deep lying midfielders last season, and as well as Ander Herrera performs, our landlord believes that Matic would provide greater cover.

The Frenchman scored five goals and four assists in the league last season, which is frankly insufficient for the most expensive player in the history of football. With the Premier League champion’s protection, Paul Pogba could occupy that free role which would enable him to emulate the success that Fabregas attained in the same system.

The transfer could be a complicated deal to complete. Nonetheless, our landlord believes that United’s title hopes would enhance drastically if Matic became a Red Devil this Summer.

Manchester United fans, do you agree? Let us know your thoughts!

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