Manchester United just can’t catch an injury break at the moment, can they? The Red Devils’ midfield is being decimated by problems, with Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay both sidelined and set to miss at least the next month.
Well, somewhat fortunately, these problems have happened during the January transfer window, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could invest into the playing squad if he sees fit.
Two names under consideration are Sean Longstaff and Emre Can. The story comes from ESPN, who in their title, are claiming that United are eyeing moves for the star midfield duo to ease the injury crisis.
Apparently, the Reds board are ready to back Solskjaer but only if long-term targets become available. Cast your mind back to the summer when Longstaff was being chased pretty hard by the Old Trafford club. Perhaps now, we need the 22-year-old more than ever. He’d certainly be a quality rotation option to have when everyone is fit, though right now he’d walk into the starting XI.
As for Can, the former Liverpool man has fallen massively out-of-favour at Juventus and could be on the move in January. However, Borussia Dortmund are also keen and they’ve already beaten us to one signature this month (Erling Haaland).
ESPN also states that James Maddison is Solskjaer’s top midfield target, though there’s an acceptance he won’t be moving anywhere in January. Jack Grealish and Declan Rice are also being monitored by the Old Trafford club…
Either way, United need reinforcements, and quickly, as there are some huge games on the horizon…