There’s been a lot of talk that a major roster overhaul is coming to Old Trafford this summer, and of all the positions that will be in need of a reboot, midfield should be the first priority. And according to the Manchester Evening News that’s exactly how it will be when Jose Mourinho commences his third MUFC summer transfer window.
With Michael Carrick retiring and the future of Marouane Fellaini still uncertain, the middle of the park will need a revamping and Jose Mourinho reportedly “has told scouts to scour the globe” for new potential additions.
M.E.N. report that “an extensive list of players who have been monitored are Arturo Vidal, Marco Verratti, Jean-Michael Seri, Fred and Jorginho. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford.”
Vidal is obviously no stranger to being linked with a move to United, as transfer rumors surrounding him were a dominant story line in the summer silly season of 2014. Fred and Seri are two names that we’ve started to see pop up on the back pages this spring as we move closer to the offseason.
Obviously, this will ramp up a lot more, and we’ll see more names added to the mix as July 1 draws closer.
The main midfield priority for United, supposedly, will be a holding/defensive player in the vein of Carrick, who also possesses the ability to someday match the Englishman’s leadership, and with it, hopefully his extensive collection of trophies.
It’s a tall order to be sure, but Mourinho’s United has shown, in his first two transfer windows, a willingness to go all in on midfield targets.
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