It seems the Manchester United boss has set his sights on the perfect candidates to solve his midfield issues and he will look to bring them to Old Trafford.
The sight is evident for all to see. The Manchester United midfield is a disheveled, disjointed vehicle. Its parts are falling apart as its engine splutters along and the frame trembles vehemently.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were ripped apart by Arsenal at the weekend. The Manchester United defence looked like a gaping wound which continued to seep through the bandage. Arsenal run riot against them.
They were disorganised, lacked rigidity and balance and going forward there was no tenacity or drive. On the pitch, the passion, the grit and the commitment which is expected, especially of the midfield, in a game of such importance was nowhere to be found.
The club looked a shadow of their former selves.
And things may soon turn even worse for Ole Gunner Solskjaer. Paul Pogba has been ruled out for even longer, and who knows he might even depart in the transfer window, meanwhile Scott McTominay is also facing an extensive period on the sidelines.
The club is in a crisis. Solskjaer’s lack of midfield options are blatant. There has never been a greater demand, a higher necessity for Manchester United to dip into the transfer market. Rather fortuitously the January transfer window has just arrived.
And it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not hesitated long to wield his power and usher in some much needed reinforcements.
According to ESPN via the Daily Mail, the Norwegian boss has identified Emre Can of Juventus and Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United as the two men to finally bring some stability in the midfield at Old Trafford.
Both Sean Longstaff and Emre Can would be astute additions. Longstaff has been highly impressive at Newcastle, meanwhile Can has fallen down the pecking order at Juventus but he still has proven quality in the Premier League and at such a young age he has plenty of time to rectify his career.
What do you think could Emre Can and Sean Longstaff be the solutions to Manchester United’s midfield issues this season?