Manchester United have been linked to a number of players, especially defensive midfielders, which has been claimed to be the most important area to fix at Old Trafford, however, the club has now been linked to a player in a very different position.
Journalist, Robin Bairner, has taken to his social media account to further report that Manchester United are “keeping an eye on” Paris St Germain forward, Mauro Icardi.
Bairner tweeted furthering the report with his own perspective on the rumour;
“Man Utd keeping an eye on PSG striker Mauro Icardi, L’Equipe reports. No contact made yet, but said that if Martial or Cavani leaves, they could move.”
“Seems unlikely given his lack of overall contribution to the team. And Icardi would still be firmly second choice.”
The L’Equipe report suggests that United are interested in the striker hailed an “animal” by AC Milan manager, Stefan Pioli, however, they will have competition from Juventus, who have also shown interest in securing his signature.
The Red Devils already signed a new striker in the summer, with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club and they also currently have Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial in their ranks too.
As a result, Man United fans would surely be fuming if money was wasted in positions that clearly don’t need to be covered in the team. Arguably the midfield is the weakest area on the pitch in the current squad, and a defensive midfielder in particular to better their ability to keep the ball.
Rangnick’s current midfielders have come under fire for their poor performances over the first half of the season. According to SofaScore the side has lost the majority of their duels this season in the Premier League (50.1%) and lose possession on average a whopping 135.8 times.
Fans have made it clear on social media what position they need to fill in the January transfer window, with one supporter Tweeting after the defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford;
“Clear indication that we need a defensive midfielder this January, that was pathetic from Manchester United, absolutely outclassed in the midfield and attack areas.”
The signing of the £25.2m-rated gem, when they already have the second-highest scoring footballer in the history of the game in their team, doesn’t seem to make sense, and would surely be a waste of money for the Manchester club; Rangnick must focus on other areas during the short transfer window if he plans to make any signings.
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