Here’s How Manchester United Midfield May Line Up If All Their Transfer Strategies Go To Plan

After a shock defeat at the hands of Brentford, Erik ten Hag has clarified that he needs reinforcements in the midfield that is currently United’s biggest area of concern with the defence being the worst. However, things can take a total U-turn if Manchester United manages to land their possible transfer targets.

The transfer market is abuzz with three gigantic moves that United has set sights upon and if all three of them do go through, the same team that struggled vehemently so far in the past few seasons can be the eye of the storm that would lay potential waste to other Premier League juggernauts. Let us take a quick look at the four targets and how would Manchester United’s midfield line up if they do get a hold of the shiny monikers.

#1 Casemiro

The Real Madrid midfielder can be the key to Manchester’s holding midfield problem where the McFred pair has proved to be an utter disappointment and with every passing day, they are going from bad to worse. The Brazilian tank is one of the best holding midfielders in the world at the moment and is known for his prowess of ball-snatching with consummate ease. He is also known for his terrific stamina that makes him the perfect fit for a Premier League puzzle. He can also be the salvation to ETH, especially given the Dutch’s proclivity for playing from the back, a style where Eriksen bungled up massively.


#2 Frenkie de Jong

Despite all the tug of war, Manchester United still has an upper hand on this move with Barcelona disinterested to keep the Dutch midfielder. He is an excellent dribbler and his off-the-ball movement is impeccable that makes him a hard man to keep an eye on. Bruno Fernandes played the role of a central midfielder in the first season when he arrived and was a massive success. However, since his shift to the right wing, the centre has been left wide agape with most of the attacks from the opposition bombing down through the same channel, especially with McTominay and Fred caught up in attacks.

#3 Marco Asensio

This name came out as a shocker and as Manchester United agents were spotted in Madrid to land the big signings, there are wild rumours that state that Real Madrid is open to letting go of the Spaniard. Asensio is an excellent winger and has a dynamic left foot which allows him to be an imperative salve to United’s disgruntled right wing that has no proven wingers to run their due course. Asensio’s arrival can allow Bruno to slot back inside and form a menacing trio with Eriksen and FDJ that would pose a serious threat to any defensive unit of the Premier League.


Probable Manchester United midfield if the trio does arrive to Old Trafford:

Casemiro (holding midfielder)

Marco Asensio (Right wing)

Jadon Sancho (Left wing)


Frenkie de Jong, Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen (central attacking midfielders)

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