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Manchester United's need for a central midfielder

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With the summer transfer window nearly over, and with so many teams bringing in quality players, Manchester United are in desperate need to do some business, preferably a central Midfielder.

Manchester United are the current champions of the Premier League, with good reason, they are a very strong team with a good group of players.

However, teams around them have evolved and grown stronger, whereas they themselves have yet to expand their team.

Many say Manchester United have a strong enough squad to once again challenge for the League title. However I believe they need to bring in at least one new player.

The main reason United need a new player is because teams around them will know how they play, albeit that might not be able to stop them, but they will have a general idea of how to play against them, and United need a new player, to change the dimensions of their play and to give opponents a surprise.

I suggested they are in desperate need of a central midfielder, which is something they have tried to address, attempting to sign Thiago Alcantara who eventually went to Bayern and Cesc Fabregas, who was in no hurry to swap the Camp Nou for Old Trafford.

There are a few fundamental reasons United need a new centre midfielder; first of all, when people think of Manchester United, people think of a club filled with world class players, who are at the top challenging for everything.

Now in the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson this was true, as he knew how to get the best out of his players, but I believe David Moyes is in need of some help.

True, Manchester United have a world class attack with the likes of Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney, and yes they have a world class defence in Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, but what of their current midfield?

There are no true world class players there, yes there is Michael Carrick, who as an all-round midfielder is good, but is not world class when compared to the truly great playmakers of the game, like Andrea Pirlo and Xavi.

Their other real choice is Tom Cleverly who certainly is not a world class centre midfielder.

Truthfully, their most gifted midfielder is Wayne Rooney with his passing, and willingness to come deep and receive the ball to set up attacks for United, however he is not yet wanting to play there.

Needless to say, Manchester United are in need of that one midfielder who can pick a pass and unlock the defences of all teams, if they are likely to hold the Premier League trophy for yet another season.

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