With the transfer window just around the corner, Manchester United is already moving their cards and start looking for new deals to improve the team’s quality. One of the listed names is the Danish midfielder, Maurits Kjærgaard currently playing in Red Bull Salzburg. The nineteen-year-old has a market value of fifteen million dollars.
Maurits Kjærgaard has played a total of thirty-two games in the 22/23 season, scoring a total of two goals and delivering nine assists.
What does he bring to Manchester United?
The Danish midfielder is known for his creativity at the time of handling the attack of Salzburg, accompanied by good decision-making when delivering passes to his teammates, to overtake the team. In addition to surprise with its agility, due to the 1.92-meter height that the player has. Looking at the latest Manchester United games, the spatial awareness of the nineteen-year-old will benefit the mobility of the ball from one side of the court to the other when it is necessary, as he is considered a versatile player, who can easily adapt to United´s type of playing.
What problem will he bring to Erik Ten Hag?
Upon the incorporation of a new midfielder, the Dutch coach will find himself in an overbooking situation on that side of the team, because of the number of midfielders he has. The ex-Ajax, uses the formation 4-2-3-1, using only three midfielders, two for containment, and another one more forward.
With Christian Eriksen‘s recent return to training after recovering from his injury, the Dutch coach would have to cut some names to make room for the new signing.
Donny Van de Beek is the most popular player to leave the club when this transfer window opens with rumors of returning to Ajax. Van de Beek has only played seven games this season, starting four of those as a substitute, due to a knee injury that kept him out of the field at the very start of the season.