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Manchester United: Youri Tielemans can replace Juan Mata at Old Trafford

Manchester United: Youri Tielemans can replace Juan Mata at Old Trafford - Manchester United

Clearly, something is still lacking in Manchester United’s game, holding them back from reaching their full potential as an attacking unit.

While recent injury troubles haven’t helped them at all, the Red Devils find themselves missing that extra spark in midfield.

Paul Pogba is taking too many responsibilities onto his shoulders, resulting in topsy-turvy results in recent matches. In reality, the Red Devils lack that creative link between midfield and attack for a long time, with pretty much everything looking disjointed.

Now, with Ander Herrera looking more and more likely to leave, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly turned his attention towards signing Leicester loanee Youri Tielemans, according to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

The former Anderlecht ace has been a revelation under new manager Brendan Rodgers, linking up really well with Jaime Vardy and co to create some truly beautiful goals. Indeed, in seven appearances, he’s scored one goal and assisted three in quite spectacular fashion, with Tielemans’ averaging 1.7 key passes per game with a passing accuracy of 84% to help the Foxes dominate their games (stats via WhoScored).

Though he’s previously reported to have rejected (by RMC journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi) the Red Devils once in the past, feeling not ready to thrive under pressure. However, now that he’s succeeded in the Premier League, Tielemans could really flourish at Old Trafford. He can successfully take the pressure off Pogba, while creating more chances for their attacking trio with his clever, incisive passes.

Frankly, he’s a huge talent waiting to be unlocked and Monaco were fools to loan him out. So, Ed Woodward and decision-makers behind the scenes at Old Trafford should prove they’re not and pull out all the stops to land him.

An emerging, clever midfielder who can operate in different midfield roles, he can be the key towards unlocking their attack into wreaking havoc on Premier League opposition next season. With Juan Mata also reported (as per Sky Sports) to be a possible departure, Tielemans seems like a natural heir.

United fans, would you be happy with Tielemans potential arrival this summer? Join the discussion by commenting below. 

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