It is no secret that Manchester United want to upgrade on their midfield. That is, with or without Paul Pogba being in there. United’s midfield is considered as “weak” by experts and fans.
United have a few good technical midfielders in Pogba, Fred and McTominay but that surely isn’t good enough to win the Premier League. Matic is losing his legs, Andreas Periera is still raw despite being in and around the first team for 2-3 years now. Timothy Fosu Mensah started as a Defensive midfielder but has played at fullback for 2 years now. James Garner again is too raw.
With Fellaini and Herrera now gone, United’s need to reinforce the midfield is greater than ever before.
United have now been linked, in fact, very strongly with Sean Longstaff from Newcastle United and Bruno Fernandes from Sporting. Here’s the latest about both those rumours:
Sean Longstaff is a Carrick recommendation?
Newcastle Chronicle: Michael Carrick believes Sean Longstaff has a bright future and recommended him to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who, values his energy and calmness in possession.
A Bola: Bruno Fernandes reports to preseason on Thursday at Sporting while he waits for a potential transfer. He has no deal with any club and his agent is returning to England for negotiations.
Telegraph: No new developments on Bruno Fernandes. There hasn’t been a new meeting between Manchester United and his representatives, he hasn’t agreed personal terms with the club either.
So, Longstaff seems to be more liklier to come in as the club’s first midfield signing of the summer.