Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey demonstrated once again why he is considered to be one of the best players in the world with a brilliant performance against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Partey has long been linked with a move to the Premier League over the years with Arsenal the latest club to express their interest in the defensive midfielder, according to Libertad Digital.
The Ghana international played a key role as Los Rojiblancos claimed a stunning 3-2 victory at Merseyside in the second leg, dumping the titleholders out of the competition.
Partey put in a defensive shift as he completed 2 out of 3 dribble attempts, won 8 out of 12 ground duels, and took 69 touches, as well as making 4 clearances, 4 interceptions and blocking 2 crucial shots. He played the full 120′ minutes after the game went to extra time, earning himself a solid rating of 7.4 (SofaScore).
The 26-year-old has made 24 appearances in and scored 2 goals in La Liga this season. Partey’s current market value rests at £45m via Transfermarkt.
Unsurprisingly loads of Manchester United fans have urged the club to sign the Ghanaian with one supporter noting he could be the “perfect Nemanja Matic replacement.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently announced the Serbian veteran has signed a contract extension but he is now 31 and has only featured in 12 Premier League games so far (Transfermarkt).
Another fan simply added Partey is an “absolute beast.”
Take a look at some of the best reactions down below…
— Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) March 11, 2020
#Mufc must do everything to sign Thomas Partey. He has first touch, an eye for a pass, hold up play, amazing defensively, high work rate and good decision making. Woodward do your thing
— Red Nation (@mufc_Uni) March 11, 2020
Partey is really a top talent. He's the remaining piece of Utd's midfield.
— cip (@zahirimrann) March 12, 2020
I hope Ed Woodward and Ole read my tweets as much as African Twitter does. If they are then GO AND SIGN THOMAS PARTEY ASAP. The bloke is a beast. £40m release clause. Give them £60m and say thanks. #mufc
— ααяση (@rolemodel_89) March 11, 2020
Can we go all out and sign Thomas Partey? He's an absolute beast #MUFC
— Winner (@ntoiden) March 11, 2020
2 players I’ve said @ManUtd should buy. I’ve been saying we should have bought Oblak ever since De Gea wanted to go to Madrid. He’s a much better keeper. One of the best if not the best on his day. Partey is one of the top 5 best CDM’s in the world. Priority signing. #MUFC https://t.co/Hy095YLv7h
— DGD (@JuvaisDunn) March 12, 2020
We should be doing everything possible to get Thomas Partey in. Perfect Nemanja Matic replacement. #MUFC
— Rohan Sengupta (@GarryDevilDada) March 11, 2020
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