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Manchester United should sign Alex Song

Song has failed to cement a first-team place at the Nou Camp (©GettyImages)
Song has failed to cement a first-team place at the Nou Camp (©GettyImages).

With Manchester United fans worldwide disappointed at the lack of transfer activity under David Moyes, it seems it has come to a tipping point.

Moyes has now fixed his attention on Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas, but even that seems unlikely. However, if Moyes can reassure Wayne Rooney of his future in the starting line-up either alongside or behind star striker Robin van Persie, he will have completed a great piece of transfer business as United manager. All he has to do then is find the perfect partner for midfield general Michael Carrick.

And that man could well be Alex Song.

Rooney or Shinji Kagawa can play in 'the hole' and provide the creative spark for United. Then, the box-to-box dynamism of Song can give Manchester United one of the best midfields in the league.

Having missed out on Paulinho to Tottenham and Kevin Strootman already at Roma the Red Devils now have little choice. Song would also be the perfect option.

A fringe player at Barcelona and seemingly unhappy with life in Spain, now would be the perfect time to wrap up a deal for the dynamic midfielder.

Primarily playing more defensive roles at Barcelona, with 2.2 tackles and interceptions per game, he has developed nicely. But his creative and attacking flair that he showed while at Arsenal in 2011/12 means he has Premier League experience and, most importantly, great ability.

One goal and 11 league assists in 34 games is a handsome tally for a deep midfielder. 1.3 key passes per game while at Arsenal was also incredible, coupled with his stamina and defensive acumen makes him the real deal.

If Manchester United want to be stronger in midfield next season against sides such as Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, Song would be a huge step in the right direction for United in this transfer window. 

 

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