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Manchester United boss keen on signing midfielder for Carrick cover

Manchester United v Manchester City - Barclays Premier LeagueSky Sports have Manchester United fans on the edge of their seats here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Red Devils are set to look for a defensive midfielder this summer.

As one of our punters notes, after seeing their struggles when Michael Carrick is out injured, it really should not come as too much of a shock that Louis van Gaal has decided to get some cover in that area – and we think there will be a lengthy list of players the Red Devils will be looking at, both from the Premier League and the other top leagues across Europe.

United boss Louis van Gaal did not mince his words when asked about his summer plans, and made it clear he did not want to be forced into playing Wayne Rooney as ‘a number six’ next season.

He claimed: ‘No.6 is a key player, yes. I have more key roles – the no.6 is just one of those key roles.

‘You have seen this season, for example, because Michael Carrick is injured and I don’t have another, I have to play with Ander Herrera there. He did it very well, but it is not his speciality.’

Manchester United fans. Do you think a holding midfielder is needed? Who would you like to sign? Are there any top names you’d like? Let us know your thoughts below.

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