United’s current midfield options of Fredn.com/tag/scott-mctominay/” target=”_blank” title=”” >Scott McTominay, Fred, Donny van de Beek, and Nemanja Matic hardly put fear into opposition attackers either.
It could also be argued, quite easily, that none of them other than the experienced Serbian is a natural defensive midfielder.
Unfortunately, Matic is past his prime and doesn’t provide the same type of high-level solidity as he did in his younger years.
As can be seen above, Liverpool’s Fabinho excels most in certain attributes but it could be argued that Neves is the more all-rounder of the whole group.
Interestingly enough, the Portuguese midfielder is probably more available now than he’s ever been during his time at Wolves.
United have been linked but only weakly, despite some fans demanding that the club should pounce at the opportunity to sign him.
After all, Ndidi and Rice will be expensive acquisitions even if they’re somehow available, whereas Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is untouchable.
Undoubtedly, if Pogba could choose his partner in midfield, he would choose his French compatriot, and fans probably would do the same too.