Manchester United may well be three central midfielders light should Paul Pogba get his wish and secure a move away from Old Trafford.
Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera both departed, leaving the Reds with a real dilemma in a key area of the field.
One player United did ‘ask about’ is Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen, per Tom McDermott. Apparently, that enquiry was flatly rejected by the Dane and his team.
McDermott went on to say that Eriksen’s first choice is, understandably, Spain, before adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a real problem when it comes to attracting players.
This really is cause for concern. Even when United were struggling under Louis van Gaal the club could still attract the biggest and best players. But now, things have gotten that badly that the Old Trafford outfit no longer has the pull it once did…
Eriksen is a top-class individual who’d replace Pogba in the attacking-midfield role perfectly, but it’s going to take something special to lure him to Manchester. Honestly, staying at Spurs is probably a better option for him during this transfer window.
United will have to follow in Liverpool’s pattern of signing players from the second-tier. Sadio Mane from Southampton is the best example, while we all know how well Andy Robertson is doing right now.
It’s going to be a long, drawn-out transfer window for United. There’s absolutely every chance that it’s filled with disappointment, too. We’ll just have to see how this one pans out…