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Ross Barkley

For the second time the Premier League this season, Manchester United have three wins in a row and looking at their form, it is safe to say that both Sunderland and Middlesbrough are going to have a hard time at the Old Trafford in the upcoming fixtures.

January transfer window is right in front of our noses and almost every United fan is aware of the fact that two of their current squad members are going to leave the premises and in that case; should United fill their void by bringing new names?

Both Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are subjects of an interest from Everton and if the reports are to be believed, then the move will be finalised in a month or so. While Everton are plotting a move for bringing some reinforcement, they themselves are having some troubles regarding the future of Ross Barkley.

According to the reports from England, the 23-year-old is quite unhappy at the Goodison Park mainly because of the lack of the game time his new manager Ronald Koeman is affording him. Earlier it was suggested that the Evertonians are keen to keep Barkley and are ready to offer him a new contract, but with them edging closer to acquire Schneiderlin and Depay, the Express Sport has suggested that the Toffees are now ready to sell their midfielder in order to raise funds for the Manchester United Duo.

In that scenario; should United make a move for Ross Barkley – once touted as the big thing in English football?

Well, this could certainly be a win-win situation for the both the sides as the Toffees will get what they chasing, while the Devils would easily fill the void in the centre of the field. Out wide, United do not really need more numbers as they already have Juan Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lingard and Rashford, but it is the central part of the field where United can do better.

With Schneiderlin moving to Merseyside and Fellaini not a real fan favourite, Ross Barkley would be a perfect addition for the side. The 23-year-old is an old school English midfielder who can play a number positions on the field; from the deepest midfielder to the first line of the attack. His tackling is perfect, he is strong, has a decent eye for goal and has his age supporting his career.

All in all, he could be a Nemanja Matic or Michael Essien for the manager at Old Trafford. Also, it is quite certain that Fellaini cannot be trusted for a long run and his career as a Devil will not last long, besides, Michael Carrick does not really have many years under his belt, hence, making a move for Barkley would certainly make sense.

The 23-year-old has been an age-long target for the Devils, but the Goodison Park outfit have always been reluctant to keep him at the Merseyside. Furthermore, it is a well-written truth that Michael Carrick, despite being one of the best personals in his position, lacks pace, and this is where Barkley would step up for the team. His stampede runs ad unerring tackles would be a dish best served for United in the absence of Carrick.

What Barkley need is to work on his consistency, but otherwise, he simply is one of the best in the country. With him alongside Herrera, United could easily do a lot of damage in the centre of the Park and if I’m not wrong, then this is the spot where most of the games are won.

So we certainly think that a swap deal with Everton for Schneiderlin and Barkley would benefit United in long run. Go for it Jose!