Man United fans call for club to make Manuel Locatelli move

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Man United fans have urged the club to make their move for Manuel Locatelli – who lit up the European Championships last night.

Although Harry Maguire needs a new centre-half partner, and while a deal for Jadon Sancho looks a real possibility, a defensive-midfielder has to be close to the top of Manchester United’s transfer priorities.

Don’t get me wrong, I like Scott McTominay, though Nemanja Matic isn’t getting any younger and the Scotland international cannot do it all on his own.

The Reds need that elite-level defensive midfielder, who can break up play and start attacks from deep. United fans believe they’ve found the perfect guy; Manuel Locatelli.

Locatelli was excellent against Turkey in the EURO 2020 opener, though last night, the Italian played even better against a top Switzerland side.

The Italian plays his football for Sassuolo in Serie A, where he’s enjoyed an excellent couple of seasons. Although he scored last night, goals aren’t usually part of his game. However, constant running, physical tackling and excellent passing are his biggest assets.

If you believe Fabrizio Romano, Locatelli is available for just £34m. For a player who is arguably a better fit for us than Declan Rice, while being two thirds cheaper, this is a transfer that’s definitely worth exploring for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

No doubt interest in Locatelli has gone through the roof after recent performances. While the aforementioned asking price may have been raised a little bit, United should be absolutely all over this deal.

As you’d imagine, United fans were all over Twitter, begging the Reds to go out there and sign the 23-year-old who was exceptional vs Switzerland at EURO 2020 last night.

Check out the fan reaction to a top-class Manuel Locatelli performance yesterday:

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