For nearly a decade, Man Utd is still struggling with the midfield. They began their midfield reform project with the signing of Paul Pogba for a record £89m in 2016.
However, just like when he first arrived at Old Trafford, Pogba, although expected a lot, did not play right with the label “89 million pounds”. In addition to the story of being hospitalized more than playing, Pogba’s indiscipline caused Man Utd to lose balance.
It was not until coach Erik Ten Hag arrived at Old Trafford that their midfield problem was partially solved. Casemiro and Christian Eriksen were brought in in the hope of opening a new chapter for Man Utd. However, when both have passed the age of 30, it is clear that this is not a long-term plan for the team.
This explains why Ten Hag spent more than 13 weeks of the summer negotiating with Barca about the case of Frenkie De Jong, who he thought would help the Man Utd system run more smoothly.
However, if it needs to find a scanner in the middle of the field, Ten Hag needs another candidate. The past World Cup has provided Man Utd with a more overview, of possible signings.
Specifically, looking at the Argentina team in the opening match against Saudi Arabia with Leandro Paredes and the miraculous journey afterwards with Enzo Fernandez, one can clearly see the difference.
Enzo is the great ball-retracting machine of Tango dancers and help Lionel Messi’s artistic feet be creative.
Man Utd need to hurry because according to Correio da Manhã, Liverpool have approached Enzo for 100 million euros. The report read: “On Wednesday, Benfica rejected an offer of 100 million euros for Enzo Fernández, from an English club, which Correio da Manhã, according to Correio da Manhã, is Liverpool,” the report reads.
“Rui Costa, president of Benfica, flatly rejected the offer because he wanted to prioritize the sports project (of the club).”
“Therefore, the president insists that no offer below 120 million euros will be accepted, as it is a release clause.”
This season, Enzo has averaged 7.23 recoveries per game, along with 2.33 tackles and 0.96 tackles. It’s no coincidence that Benfica considers him a ‘treasure’. They decided not to sell the Argentine midfielder, unless a certain team came and broke the contract.
The day he joined Benfica, Enzo talked about his strengths: “I have good tactical vision, good passing and good ball recovery. I think those are the things I can help the team with.”
Believe that these are the things that Ten Hag needs in January to realize their ambitions in Europe and the Premier League. They need a good ball collector in the middle of the field, so that Bruno Fernandes and the strikers above are more comfortable playing the ball.
Crouching Dragon | 19:53 12/22/2022