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Maddison and Grealish earmarked to bring life to Man United’s midfield

Manchester United are intent on bolstering their midfield in the January transfer window, with  James Maddison and Jack Grealish being the prime targets. (h/t Daily Mail)

Scott McTominay was out injured and Paul Pogba continues to struggle with an ankle injury. This forced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play an out of form Jesse Lingard as the attacking midfielder.

The player’s performance came in for a lot of flak from the United faithful, who were vocal about their displeasure at the player’s performance. With the 27-year-old out of sorts, bringing an attacking midfielder in the window has become imperative.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was initially touted as a target, but with Spurs choosing to cash in on the player, the Dane looks to be on his way to Inter Milan. (h/t Daily Mail)

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen looks set to join Inter Milan this January

 

With Eriksen seemingly out of the picture, Leicester City’s James Maddison and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish have emerged as top prospects. Both Englishmen have been in fine form this season. Maddison has scored 9 goals and 3 assists in 23 appearances whereas Grealish has 8 goals and 6 assists in 21 games.

Both these players have considerably outdone United’s existing options by a wide margin. Either of the additions will add a new dynamic to the United midfield, with a Champions League spot still for grabs.

James Maddison Jack Grealish

 

Lack of cutting edge?

United are currently 5th in the table and have been woefully inconsistent this season. The Red Devils haven’t been able to take advantage of Chelsea’s slip-ups. A dynamic new signing that can add drive to the midfield will help going forward this season.

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With Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata lacking the necessary quality, the current midfield lacks imagination and drive. The right addition can make all the difference this season with a little less than half the season left to play.