Manchester United are yet to make any moves in the first week of the January transfer window, but there have now been further claims made on two midfielders that Rangnick could bring in at Old Trafford.
Speaking on the Sky Sports’ show dedicated to transfer rumours, he said:
“Make no mistake about it, Man United have been in the market for a midfielder, even in the last transfer window.”
“Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, and Wolves’ Ruben Neves, who performed so well at Old Trafford on Monday, are two of a number of midfielders that Manchester United are looking at.”
Kamara is out of contract in June 2022, so there is potential for Manchester United to swoop in on a pre-contract agreement with the view to sign the player on a free transfer in the summer, however, Neves is contracted to Wolves until 2024.
Fans of the Manchester giants will be buzzing to hear that there seems to be some interest in signing players in such a key position for the side to improve, with many of them taking to social media to highlight the importance of adding midfielders to the current squad.
One fan Tweeted;
“It is clear and obvious that we need a better engine in the midfield. current midfielders are not trusted by the backline and frontline hence passes are avoided to them. we have the best strikers and good defence if they sort it out we are back in the game. Pls #MUFC.”
The Portuguese midfielder, Neves, has the fourth most key passes in the Premier League this term with 23 in total, and 22 outside of the box with only Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander Arnold and Bruno Fernandes ahead of him, according to One Versus One.
That shows he’d certainly add an extra dose of creativity to Rangnick’s squad.
In terms of Marseille’s midfielder, Kamara, according to SofaScore, the 22-year-old has won the majority of his duels (56%) and has been successful in the majority of his dribbles (63%) for the Ligue One side, which would be welcome at United as their current side are losing the majority of their defensive battles (50.9%) in the Premier League.
It will be interesting to see how Rangnick moves in the January transfer window, whether he will persist with the current squad until the summer or make new additions to revive the second half of their season.
However, the addition of either Neves or Kamara would surely leave the Old Trafford faithful jumping for joy considering their talents.
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