Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be looking to strengthen his midfield options this summer with Michael Carrick retiring and with the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera potentially in doubt, and Red Devils fans have urged him to sign Monaco’s Fabinho, rated at £36m by Transfermarkt.
Carrick will certainly need to be replaced even if he hasn’t been a regular this season, while Felliani is still yet to agree a new contract with the club despite his current deal expiring in the summer and Herrera has been linked with a move to AC Milan.
Mourinho could choose to play three midfielders next term to give Paul Pogba more attacking freedom, and the Brazilian would certainly fit the bill while he is also able to play at right-back as well.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on the 24-year-old, who scored in his side’s 4-0 win against Dijon on Friday night, and while one labelled him as “perfect for Manchester United”, another said “Fabinho would be an amazing signing for United”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
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— OneUnited® (@jayutd19) February 17, 2018
I think Fabinho is perfect for manchester united.
— peng (@MhammadAfiff) February 17, 2018
Kante? Kroos? Vidal? Goretzka(in the making)?
Fabinho might as well can adapt to that if we United sign him.
— Soham Mhatre (@soham0018) February 17, 2018
Weigl would be the perfect replacement, but I just don’t think we’ll get him. I’d be happy with either Fabinho or Milinković-Savić. https://t.co/NlqTJ8wLKW
— ㅤㅤㅤً (@UnitedConnor) February 17, 2018
Fabinho would br an amazing signing for United. Can play at CDM and RB. As of right now both positions need strengthening.
— FutbölMartial (@TacticalMartial) February 16, 2018
United dont have the numbers in midfield to play a midfield 3 sadly, the squad is built for a 4-2-3-1. Hopefully in the summer United sign 2 CM so they can transition to a midfield 3 hopefully Fabinho and Seri.
— Nadre Cephas (@Dre_Cephas) February 15, 2018