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Gary Neville calls for a different approach to United’s midfield signing

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s pursuit of a midfield signing is one that has so far seen the club linked with Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas, Marouane Fellaini, Yohann Cabaye and Ilkay Gundogan, to name a few.

It is an ongoing saga that will likely last for the whole summer as David Moyes looks to bring in a midfielder to strengthen his squad.

Everybody has their own opinion on what Moyes should do but when Gary Neville speaks, people listen.

The pundit has quickly become one of the most respected voices in football and he has given his own view on United’s pursuit of a midfielder.

As usual, Neville speaks some sense. With so many midfielders being thrown into the hat, it wouldn’t be logical for United to simply buy for the sake of it if we miss out on our top transfer target which is looking increasingly like Cesc Fabregas.

But I can’t agree with Neville that if we miss out on him that we should stick with our current crop of midfielders. Not even Gary can make me believe that we have enough quality to challenge on all fronts.

For the past few seasons, United have come up drastically short when it comes to competing against powerful midfield’s. The likes of City’s Yaya Toure and West Ham’s Mohammed Diame easily overpowered us in the middle of the park and it makes it difficult for the defence to link up with the attack.

Moyes’ Everton exploited those holes at Goodison Park and although Jones being deployed to man mark Fellaini stopped that from happening in the return fixture, it is an area he knows is weak.

As it stands, our talks with Fabregas are ongoing but if we aren’t successful, United still need to sign a suitable partner for Michael Carrick. If Fabregas isn’t that man, then it doesn’t mean that someone like Marouane Fellaini wouldn’t improve the squad.

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