We knew before the season started that Manchester United lacked quality in midfield, so it hardly comes as a surprise that the club is willing to move for a holding midfielder in the January transfer window.
Ralf Rangnick has inherited a big squad that could do with trimming, though there’s a lot of quality but the form shown under previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was below par.
The German needs to get more out of this group of players.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United are prepared to back interim manager Rangnick in the new year, and it looks like a midfielder could be on the agenda.
We’ve been linked to Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) and Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) in recent weeks, whereas in the summer Declan Rice and Eduardo Camavinga were seen as primary targets in midfield.
While Rice has continued to perform at West Ham, Camavinga left Rennes for Real Madrid in the summer.
Paul Pogba is out injured and his future remains up in the air.
Fred and Scott McTominay do a job, just about, and Nemanja Matic is not the player he was in Chelsea’s 2017 title-winning side.
So, it has been a long time since we’ve had a proper midfield and January would be a good time to address that, even though there is little to no hope of landing transfer target Jude Bellingham, who is making a name for himself at Borussia Dortmund.
Let us know in the comments section who you think United should buy in January.