Five players linked to be Manchester United’s new midfield maestro

The Red Devils are tipped to enter the transfer market for a new star midfielder. IM Scouting analyzes the best prospects for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marek Hamsik are just some of the names reportedly in the mix for a switch to Old Trafford. So who are they, and what can they bring to the table?

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Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has been playing for Bayern Munchen since 1998 when he was just 14 years old.

To date, he has has notched 363 appearances and scored 41 goals for the German giants.

Despite already starring for a great European club, which only last year reached the UEFA Champions League Final, Schweinsteiger will feel that a move to Manchester United would be a step-up.

At 26 years of age, the international capped 84 times, is in his footballing prime and now would be the time to make a move to a club that has real ambitions of European glory.

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23-year-old Frenchman Jeremy Menez has got enormous potential that has so far not been realized.

AS Roma spotted the promising talent and landed him in 2009 for a fee of €12m. He has so far appeared 80 times for the Giallorossi, scoring 10 goals and contributing five assists.

He has got fantastic dribbling skills, on a par with the best in the game, along with the flair and knack for the extraordinary that characterizes top players.

Menez mainly plays as a left winger but is such a gifted all-around player that he can slot into any position across the midfield.

He recently earned a France call-up from new national team boss Laurent Blanc, en route to becoming a regular international.

Sometimes criticised for lacking enough commitment, but Menez has definitely got the potential to make it big at a club like Manchester United , under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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