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Forget Matic: Man Utd should look at these replacements with Italian giants circling

Man Utd could lose Matic and Pogba in summer, they must be replaced by these two players...

Man Utd’s current midfield is severely lacking in-depth and quality. With Juventus looking to take Nemanja Matic, it leaves yet another hole to fill…

Matic has been dropped to the bench behind Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba. With Pogba likely to leave in summer, Matic could be following suit.

Whilst the Reds desperately need first team midfielders, such as Bruno Fernandes or Christian Eriksen. They may have to replace a midfielder on the bench too.

Despite recent years indicating that Man Utd have little to no intention of investing in their squad, losing Pogba and Matic will mean that two or three midfielders must be acquired in summer.

Regarding this midfield crisis, here are two midfielders Man Utd should sign regardless of the futures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

James Maddison

Man Utd are hopeless in creating chances. James Maddison, on the other hand, is fantastic at it. The Englishman created 100 chances in the Premier League last season, more than any other player.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder fits the mould of Solskjaer’s ideal transfer target; young, talented and British.

Sergio Busquets

Busquets made a name for himself by shining for Barcelona over the past decade. The 31-year-old would be a like-for-like replacement for Matic as the Spaniard enjoys sitting in front of the back four and guarding them.

A fairly big signing for Man Utd. He would replace Scott McTominay as the number one central defensive midfielder. Despite McTominay showing great professionalism and hard work, the 22 year-old doesn’t quite make the cut for being in a title contending side just yet.

In summer, Man Utd fans were disappointed by not obtaining any new midfielders. The consequences are already beginning to take place. The Reds already need at least one more first-team midfielder. Losing Pogba and Matic means at least three midfielders are needed, and getting them all is very unlikely.

So unfortunately for Man Utd fans, it appears that next season will be similar in terms of their midfield crisis.

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