After an uninspiring transfer window, many Manchester United fans are likely to feel underwhelmed with their club’s summer business. The heart of their defence was not strengthened, and the Red Devils still lack a top class creator to take up the ‘No. 10’ role at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s side currently lacks the creative flair and ingenuity required to get the best out of his talented attacking options such as Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Juan Mata is not the player he once was and Jesse Lingard, for all of his industry and endeavour, is not amongst the elite playmakers in the world. The fact that Manchester City boast the inventive talents of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva and were able to take the Premier League title at a record-breaking canter last season is no coincidence.
If the Red Devils are to get back to competing for the top prizes in England and Europe, they must add an elite level creative-midfielder to their ranks.
James Rodriguez, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, is the kind of top class playmaker United need. When we asked United fans if they’d like to see the Colombian at Old Trafford, 82% agreed that he’d be a great signing for the club. See the full results below.