Eric Cantona calls for Manchester United to sign PSG’s Javier Pastore

by Marwan Harraz

Former Manchester United player and legend Eric Cantona has called on the club to sign French giants PSG’s midfielder Javier Pastore.

United’s midfield problems have been laid bare for all to see this season with the absence of Paul Pogba a major concern to supporters.

Should anything happen once more to Pogba or Nemanja Matic for that matter, the Red Devils season may be derailed even further.

Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera are the club’s other midfielders but the Belgian may run his contract out this season whilst Carrick may decide to retire and Herrera has been lacklustre so far.

The lack of depth is an issue for Jose Mourinho and the attacking midfielders haven’t been impressive either this season but Cantona has someone in particular in mind to help his former club.

According to the Mirror, Eric said: “I love Pastore, he plays for Paris but doesn’t play in the team.

“Pastore is very special, he surprises you every time. He’ll give the ball to someone you didn’t see before.

“He plays for Argentina, a great country. But he doesn’t play for Paris – a small club! Or a small club with a lot of money.”

The good news for Manchester United supporters is that both Andreas Pereira and Timothy Fosu-Mensah should return ready for first team action next season.

Mourinho has shown himself to be a bit more open minded and respectful to United’s youngsters than he perhaps might’ve been at his previous clubs.

However, one wonders whether both players are truly good enough in quality to rely on should Paul or Matic suffer injury.

There’s also the issue of competition for spaces if Michael remains at the club, Fellaini resigns a contract and Ander regains his form.

Jose’s plans for the club will become clearer as the season passes on but the likelihood is that the midfield needs to be addressed immediately and the transfer market can help him do so.

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