ThiaGONE – What next for United’s midfield?

After weeks of speculation about his future, Thiago Alcantara finally penned a deal with a new club. Unfortunately its not good news for United fans, after the Spain U21 star penned a 5-year deal with Bayern Munich – linking back up with his old Barca boss Pep Guardiola.

As time progressed it look less and less likely that we’d land the player, and so it proved. He’s a top player and no doubt he’ll be one of the worlds best if he is given the time to shine. With the array of midfield talent Bayern Munich have, you have to question why he chose the German champions – especially if game time was his motive for moving.

What next for United then? We have a look at three possible candidates.

Marouane Fellaini

Perhaps the most obvious choice. The Belgian has already worked under David Moyes at Everton and he’d certainly add a bit of toughness to our midfield. He wouldn’t be the worst option in the world as he has a bit of everything, he can play, he can make challenges and he’d also be a threat in the air. My biggest concern with him though is his disciplinary record. He is always prone to a moment of madness.


Luka Modric

The Real Madrid man didn’t really make an impact in Spain last year. He shown flashes of what he can do from time to time, but never managed to tie down a regular place in the starting XI. Although he has recently declared himself happy in Spain, I can’t help but feel that Real want to sell him.

Daniele De Rossi

In many ways the perfect player for Manchester United. Now we’ve missed out on Thiago this man is my #1 target. He’s 29-years old and spent all his career at Roma thus far, but if he remains injury free he still has at least two or three years at the highest level. Chelsea are also reported to be in for him, and the fee being mentioned is around the £12million mark which isn’t much for a player of his quality.

Moyes has recently said he’s happy with the way transfers are progressing. He also mentioned the fact that he thinks the midfield certainly needs working on. We’ll just have to remain patient and see what happens.

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