The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for Jose Mourinho to find a solution to his side’s midfield problems. Whilst Nemanja Matic has looked good this term, Paul Pogba has struggled to make an impact.
Indeed, if it weren’t for his massive price-tag, it’s hard to suggest that the Frenchman would continue to start every week, and that’s a problem for Jose Mourinho.
This summer, then, he needs to ensure that further options are brought in to control the middle-of-the-park, and one option that he should be considering is Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure. Though perhaps not the most popular option amongst our resident Red Devils, our landlord thinks that bringing the Frenchman to Old Trafford is exactly what is needed.
After all, Doucoure brings so much quality to the midfield. A technically gifted midfielder, he excels when the ball is at his feet, be it by running with it or by springing it forward. Whilst Paul Pogba has been unable to control games this season, his French compatriot has been the star of the show at Vicarage Road – quickly becoming the focal point of the team.
Standing at a robust 6ft tall, he’s quite the presence in the midfield, which would make him particularly threatening alongside the equally physically dominant Nemanja Matic.
His form this season, certainly, is the main reason why Man Utd should make their move. Over the last few years, he has been underwhelming, but he looks to have turned a corner. At 25-years-old, he’s just entering the prime of his career.
Significantly, as a player with proven Premier League experience, the move would also represent little risk – as he has highlighted his quality at Watford this term.
On current form, Doucoure could certainly give Pogba a run for his money, and then if the Man Utd midfielder turns his form around – perhaps a midfield trio could be utilised. Either way, a move for Doucoure makes perfect sense.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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