Manchester United News: Murtough and Fletcher identify key area of improvement

Transfer News: Manchester United want to add another midfielder next season

According to transfer news from Express, Manchester United want to get a midfielder this summer. Newly appointed directors John Murtough and Darren Fletcher are keen on adding to various areas of the squad but see the midfield as an area of concern.

The primary positions they are looking to strengthen are centre-forward and central defence. However, both Murtough and Fletcher feel like the midfield could also do with some fresh faces.

The usual names of Erling Haaland, Raphael Varane and Jules Kounde have done the rounds, and any two signings for those two positions are likely to cost a lot.

Erling Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund. (GETTY Images)
Erling Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund. (GETTY Images)

Now it has been claimed that even though the midfield is not a priority, Murtough and Fletcher could allocate some amount of the funds for a new signing. While United don’t really need new faces in the middle of the park, our previous game showed that we actually might need one.

Fred dropped a disaster while Matic looks past his best. Pogba’s injuries haven’t helped either. That leaves McTominay as the only recognised central midfielder. Fernandes and Van de Beek are more suited up the field.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Scott McTominay of Manchester United celebrates with teammate Fred after their team’s second goal, an own goal from Davy Propper of Brighton and Hove Albion (not pictured), during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on November 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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While Youri Tielemans has been linked in the past, there have been calls to sign him recently. It is evident that United do need at least one new central midfielder. If we will get one is another question. A huge summer awaits the club and its new directors.