Manchester United should move for Aaron Ramsey in January. The Red Devils have struggled to start this season, in practically every area of the field.
Jose Mourinho is doing his utmost to keep himself in a job, while you get the feeling that the come-from-behind Newcastle United victory has bought him some more time.
The summer transfer window was a poor one. It needs addressing as quickly as possible. Imagine my surprise when rumours linking the Old Trafford club with a cut-price move for Ramsey came to the table? It’s a move that United simply have to go for.
Manchester United haven’t had that runner from deep since Paul Scholes. Although we sort of expected Paul Pogba to bring that to the table, the Frenchman has only done so in spurts. Ramsey loves to run at defenders, he enjoys getting his opponents on the back-foot. That sets him up to either have a dig at goal himself or find someone in a better position.
With six months left on his Arsenal deal when January rolls around, Ramsey would be available for dirt cheap. The Gunners would prefer to move him abroad, but they may have no say in the matter. The winter window is their last possible chance to recoup some transfer value for the ex-Cardiff City man. If United come knocking with a decent offer, I just don’t see Unai Emery turning it down.
#mufc linked with Ramsey on the cheap? I like it. Direct, good on the ball, mobile, can score goals, will create chances. His dad is a United fan. No doubt he'll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current Wales manager… pic.twitter.com/Y8TJ6FtrGl
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) October 11, 2018
At 27, we’d be getting Ramsey right in his peak. I look at what United did with Robin van Persie in a similar deal. I’m not saying the midfielder will have the same effect, but it’s another gamble that is certainly worth taking. Let’s be honest, he can’t do any worse than what the current crop are producing?
Ramsey is talented, he wants to win trophies, he wants to play every week. United can offer him that. The word on the street is that his dad is a Manchester United fan… I’d imagine his old man will be pushing him in our direction, potentially trying to follow in the footsteps of a certain Welsh United legend. No, not Robbie Savage, the other one…