With the transfer window quickly coming to end we explore the options Manchester United have to find that elusive central-midfield player.
5. Wesley Sneijder
Although previous attempts to sign Sneijder have failed, it's since been known that the Dutch international's proposed move to Manchester United was blocked by Milan themselves and since then his career has rapidly gone off the radar after a move to Galatasaray.
He is the perfect mold for a United player and a fitting replacement for Paul Scholes, even at the age of 29 which would make him available for a knock down price.
4. Ander Herrera
The Spanish midfielder burst onto the scene in a tie against Manchester United back in their failed Europa League campaign in 2012 where Athletic Bilbao dominated both ties.
At the age of 24, he's still young and has an excellent passing ability as well as brilliant ball control, he'd be a great investment but Athletic would be unwilling to sell for a cheap price.
3. Axel Witsel
A Manchester United target back in the Fergie days before he set off to Zenit, strong, intelligent and good with ball. Recent unrest in the St. Petersburg crowd have left speculation at the happiness of some of their players including Witsel & Hulk which could open the door for a move to United.
Again the valuation of the player may prove to be a stumbling block due to the finances Zenit had to secure to get the move, but definitely a player that would thrive at Old Trafford.
2. Marouane Fellaini
A fairly obvious and realistic one and probably the most likely. Moyes' former signing would add another dimension to the United midfield in attack and defense as well as having worked under Moyes before the transition should be fairly straight forward.
Potential stumbling blocks seem to be Everton's stance over the player and his sometime petulant attitude which would not be welcomed at Old Trafford.
1. Ross Barkley
There's been a lot of talk about this lad in recent days and with speculation of a move to United building by the second, many are comparing him to Wayne Rooney.
Strong, physical, two footed and an excellent striker of a ball he's showing evidence of becoming a real talent, with added bonuses of being young, English and someone who's previously worked under Moyes. For me Barkley is the ideal signing to bolster United's midfield worries.
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