There’s a growing trend within football media at the moment – Manchester United are constantly being linked with signing a new midfielder.
Today Goal throws a new name into the ring – it’s that of Mathias Normann. Apparently, United are ‘keeping a close eye’ on the 23-year-old Rostov midfielder, as Solskjaer’s Reds look to add more depth to the squad.
Apparently, Christian Eriksen and Mario Mandzukic are amongst United’s primary transfer targets, though United are exploring other options too.
Furthermore, Norman is viewed as a relatively cheap alternative to shore up United’s midfield amid struggles from the likes of Fred, while Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini are yet to be replaced.
Normann isn’t a player I’m familiar with so I’m not going to pretend he’s this superstar midfielder who is going to change our fortunes single-handedly, but football is a squad game and you do need depth. Andreas Pereira and the aforementioned Fred haven’t shown anywhere near enough. Why not change it up and try something new?
One thing worth noting is that Normann is a player Solskjaer will know well as the pair have worked together at Molde a few years ago.
Heck, Solskjaer has nothing to lose if the deal is relatively cheap…