Manchester United coach Erik ten Haag has successfully spent his first season and ended the club’s silver drought in the process.
The Dutch boss has been aided in this fledgling journey by the arrivals, who have significantly strengthened certain positions in the squad.
However, the Red Devils are short in certain areas and the manager will have to play the same player in almost every game.
One of those positions is the striker’s middle position. Bruno Fernandes has been in charge since his move to Manchester.
United’s lack of attacking midfielders
Despite the former favorite of Ten Hag Donnie van de Beek The Portuguese international has not missed a game and has been instrumental in United’s performance this season.
But the Portuguese international needs a rest or he will soon follow in his footsteps United boss Marcus Rashford, who died from an injury against Everton last weekend, has been blamed for his disastrous schedule.
Ten Hag recently tried the likes. Jadon Sancho, Wout Wegerst and Marcel Sabitzer are in this position but Fernandez has been the most effective option with 10 goals and 12 assists in 47 games.
One player the 20-time Premier League champions are tracking is RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo. In the year The Spanish international was the talk of Europe when he joined the Bundesliga side for the first time in January 2020.
In his first season-and-a-half, the 24-year-old has scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 61 appearances in all competitions, and it was time to make the jump to a bigger club.
However, a spate of injuries has seen him struggle to repeat his form last season and those issues have escalated this season, but he has contributed four goals and six assists every 103 minutes.
According to Sport Bild (via Sport Witness ), Leipzig could be relegated if they fail to qualify for the Champions League unless United finish in the top four.
Olmo can wear many hats.
Leipzig are currently fourth and if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, the Spaniard will have to sell players high on this list due to contract issues.
The versatile striker’s deal expires in 2024 and the report claims that a renewal could sell ‘Leipzig’ for around €40m.
The former Dinamo Zagreb star is considering a move closer to Europe with his teammates at United “asking the attacking midfielder about his future plans”.
United have been assured that “the Champions League is a must for Olmo to join them in the summer”.
The ten-year-old could certainly use someone of Olmo’s caliber who can play as a front or second striker for the Spanish national team on a regular basis.
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