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Manchester United: Potential midfield signings

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Manchester United's midfield problem has been ever so growing over the years, however the Red Devils are yet to solve that dilemma. 

United lack a talented and experienced midfielder who's at a good age and has years to grow into potentially something special.

Here are five midfielders who will be suitable to control the midfield for United and fit into the squad:

5. Christian Eriksen (Ajax and Denmark)

It's no surprise that the Danish wonder-boy would be on the list of midfielders for United, but surprisingly at number five. Eriksen has shown promising performances for Ajax in the Eredivisie and Champions League.

Still at a young age of 21, Eriksen has many years to fulfil his potential and show his capabilities on the biggest stages. 

Moyes will have to pay a substantial amount for this wonder-kid, but at a young age and a ton of potential, it could be a decent pickup for the Scotsman.

4. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal and England)

Arsenal fans will not want to hear a transfer deal being discussed for England international Wilshere to join Manchester United.

However, football is full of surprises - any deal can be struck in the near future which could shock the world. 

And did anyone ever expect Robin van Persie to join United?

Wilshere is at a young age, like Eriksen at 21, which will give the England international years to grow into a world class player. What makes Wilshere a better option than Eriksen is the fact that the Arsenal man has years of Premier League experience, compared to Eriksen who has had zilch.

It will be difficult to persuade Wilshere to join United from a rival club like Arsenal, especially taking Wilshere's loyalty for the club into consideration.

If United were to sign the 21-year-old in the near future, they could be expected to pay a high price, but with Arsenal's history of selling their top players, this could be a dream come true for United.

3. Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)

Former Spurs man Luka Modric is another potential fit for United's midfield.

Modric has a creative mentality and displays his quality in the middle of the pitch, with his skills, dynamic dribbling abilities and accurate passing, Modric could add that spark into United's midfield that they've needed.

The 27-year-old has the potential to play passes into key spaces, allowing strikers such as Robin van Persie to run on to and create goalscoring opportunities. 

2. Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona and Spain)

Fabregas has been linked with a move away from Spain to return to England, with Manchester United interested in bringing the 26-year-old back to the Premier League.

Moyes has had two bids for Fabregas rejected by Barcelona, with the club strictly saying their is not for sale. The Spaniard has expressed his happiness at the Nou Camp, but this doesn't stop the idea of a potential move.

Fabregas would be a brilliant fit for United - he's talented, skilful and creative in the midfield, and he can be utilised and deployed as a second striker if necessary.

With Premier League experience at Arsenal and at a good age, United could pickup a quality player, that is if Barcelona were willing to budge over and sell their Spanish star.

1. Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund and Germany)

German hotshot Gundogan had an excellent and unforgettable season last campaign with Dortmund, helping the German giants to the Champions League final, where Gundogan netted a penalty for Dortmund.

At a young age of 22, Gundogan has plenty of years left to grow as a player and exceed. With tons of talent and creativity, he has the ability to be deployed as a holding midfield, this is an all-round midfielder that could add that quality and versatility in United's midfield.

United could pay as much as £20m for the German international and at the number one spot, this is a player David Moyes should seriously look into if he wants to solve United's midfield problem.

 

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