The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are enjoying a pretty good season so far. They’re looking like the likeliest candidate to challenge Man City at the top of the table, and whilst beating out Pep Guardiola’s men for the title looks unlikely, they’re still impressing beyond many of their top-flight rivals.
However, despite the success, it’s clear that improvement is needed at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s men aren’t yet at their best, with more bodies and more quality required.
One particular area of concern for the Red Devils is in the midfield. The pair of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic lack the quality and consistency to man the midfield together in bigger fixtures, and so a further option could be needed. Then, Man Utd could opt to utilise a midfield trio – resultantly offering more balance through the middle-of-the-park.
Mourinho will certainly have his eye on a few potential solutions to this problem, but our landlord thinks that Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is rated at £22.5 million by Transfer Markt, could be the perfect solution.
At 22-years-old, he’d be a long-term solution for Jose Mourinho, whilst his experience of being a regular in Italy this term will serve him well in any potential transition to the English top flight.
In terms of what he can do, he has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest young midfield talents. The perfect link between defence and attack, he excels with the ball at his feet, offering fantastic passing and dribbling. Furthermore, he’s also excellent at breaking up play, with the Uruguayan often using his fantastic composure and positioning to make tackles and intercept the ball.
He’s made 24 appearances in the Italian top flight this term, scoring 4 goals and earning 1 assist alongside that.
Man Utd’s squad is full of quality, but a few extra additions could make all the differences. The addition of Torreira could be just what Man Utd need, allowing Matic to focus on his defensive work and Pogba to focus on the attack. He’d be the perfect glue to hold the midfield together.
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