Manchester United: Top midfield transfer targets

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Several midfielders have been linked with Manchester United since the end of the season and although the likelihood of these players joining is always changing, here are three midfielders David Moyes could bring to Old Trafford during the summer.

Kevin Strootman

The 23-year-old Dutch midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United for some time now. Standing at just over six foot, Strootman is a physical presence and primarily plays as a deep-lying midfielder for current club PSV Eindhoven. 

He is renowned in the Eredivisie for his hard tackles and slick passing which has led to comparisons with Roy Keane. 

He would offer Manchester United skills such as tackling and he is also very adept at winning the ball back for his team. If there were any questions about him adapting to the English game it wouldn't be a problem as he is very tough.

Marouane Fellaini

Many Manchester United fans are already aware about the talent that this man possesses. He appears to be the most likely midfielder on this list to join the Red Devils as his former boss is now the manager of Manchester United. 

He is obviously a huge physical presence, more so than Strootman, and he is also capable of scoring goals - having scored 11 times for Everton in the Premier League.

Although he has been playing in more of a forward type role he has expressed several times that his preferred position would be as a defensive midfielder. United would be getting a Premier League tested player, who is strong and powerful with a good eye for goal.

İlkay Gündoğan

The Dortmund man has only occasionally been linked with Manchester United and looks the least likely to join. However, the 22-year-old German international is a very good player. The midfield man helped Borussia Dortmund to win the Bundesliga last year and has improved rapidly. 

He is more of a central midfielder rather than a defensive player as he is renowned for his dribbling. 

If he were to join the Red Devils he would join former team mate Shinji Kagawa. Gündoğan is the most dynamic of the players mentioned as he is the most attacking and could link up well with Michael Carrick. He also helps to defend too, as he showed in the Champions League final. He was easily Dortmund's best player even though it was his error which led to Bayern Munich's first goal.


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