Manchester United are in line to sign RB Salzburg teenager Moritz Kjergaard.

Despite a hard-fought win at Brentford, Manchester United have suffered in crucial away games, mainly due to manager Erik ten Haag’s lack of squad depth.

Casemiro’s suspension and Christian Eriksen’s injury have severely weakened United’s midfield, with none of the other options good enough to press forward and play forward with any real conviction.

It is imperative that the Red Devils look to address this issue ahead of next season.

The average of the following season is required

So far, all signs point to the club looking to bring in an elite striker, but one would argue that bringing in a standard number 8 is just as important.

There are budget issues that need to be addressed, but with new owners coming in and several veteran players moving on, the club should try to hire a midfielder with more capital.

The Reds have been linked with the signing of Barcelona playmaker Frenkie de Jong, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Southampton starlet Romeo Lavian.

According to Salzburger Nachrichten (Sport Witness), Red Bull’s Moritz Kjergaard is the last name.

The Denmark U-21 international has shone for the Austrian giants this season, scoring twice and assisting nine more in 32 appearances in all competitions.

According to the report, the Old Trafford side are in the picture to sign Kjergaard at the end of this year and mention that they can “beat the race” to sign the 19-year-old, who is valued at €15m by Red Bull Salzburg.

Maurits Kjærgaard could be the long-term answer.

The Danish talent has the ability to play as an advanced midfielder in a two-man system and can double up as a number 10 if needed, showing his versatility.

Red Bull Salzburg’s other target is striker Benjamin Cesko and it could be a double bonanza if they can pull off both deals.

United have decided to let go of a number of midfielders deemed not good enough to work in the Ten Hag system.

Scott McTominay and Donnie van de Beek has both been linked with an exit and Kjærgaard could be the long-term answer to the manager’s problems.

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