Saints draw exhibits want for midfielder

Manchester United have strengthened two main positions this summer time – proper wing and central defence – however Sunday’s lacklustre show towards Southampton gave greater than sufficient proof that the centre of midfield nonetheless wants addressing as properly.

United have explored signing Kieran Trippier to strengthen at right-back earlier than the switch window closes however the numbers present no indicators of including up, and the precedence for the membership hierarchy now within the closing week earlier than the deadline needs to be on severely going after a brand new midfield recruit.

From thrashing Leeds 5-1 on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, United laboured to a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s of their second sport. This was a chance to underline their assertion win of the earlier week towards a poor opposition they usually couldn’t take it.

The midfield is what was off about it. With no Scott McTominay within the beginning XI, rested after struggling along with his health throughout pre-season, Nemanja Matic lined up subsequent to Fred.

Matic had proven renewed promise in the summertime that he might step into the workforce occasionally and plug a niche, having bossed the pleasant towards Everton at Previous Trafford. However the Southampton sport handed the veteran Serbian by and he couldn’t exert any management.

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