Franck Kessie named as player who can replace McTominay in Man United’s midfield

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Franck Kessie has been name-dropped as a potential Scott McTominay replacement at Man United.

Well, given Manchester United took on (and beat) AC Milan in the Europa League just last week, this felt like an inevitable transfer link to make. I will say it’s one I’m more than happy with, mind…

Franck Kessie was arguably the best player on the pitch across the two legs, running rings around Manchester United’s midfield for the most part. It was his energy, invention and desire that had Milan on top, single-handedly winning the midfield battle at times.

Now, 38-year-old former Italy international, Antonio Cassano, has tipped Kessie for big things. While praising the midfielder on BoboTV, the talented 24-year-old would be named as a player who could be signed by the Reds and replace McTominay. Or, as Cassano put it, play ‘instead of’ the Scotland international…

Check out what Cassano had to say here:

“Kessié can play in any team in Europe, he could have problems at City but he would also play there and certainly in all teams,” said Cassano (via FC Inter 1908, transcribed by Sport Witness).

“Even today he can play for Real Madrid instead of Casemiro, Manchester United instead of McTominay or Bayern in Goretzka’s place”.

First and foremost, it’s worth stating that Kessie would probably be an upgrade on our current midfield – judging by his performance against us over the two legs of our Europa League tie.

However, I wouldn’t see Kessie as someone who could replace McTominay, rather, I’d like to see an ageing Nemanja Matic move on instead. After all, the Serbian was absolutely bullied by Leicester City’s midfield at the weekend and although it sounds brutal, he isn’t getting any younger…

I get that Cassano is just probably a prisoner of the moment like all of us, and there’s been no real evidence to suggest United are even interested, but it does feel like an avenue worth exploring if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add a new midfielder.

The problem is, money is tight for all clubs at the moment and it’s impossible for United to fix all their flaws in one window. I’d politely suggest there are bigger needs than a defensive midfielder at this point in time, particularly as McTominay continues to improve.

Would Franck Kessie be a good addition to this Man United squad? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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