Manchester United should sign Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Manchester United's main problem is clear for all to see. They need a midfielder who can take the ball from the defence and really take the game to their opponents. 

The likes of Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini are good at what they do but they are not players who really frighten back fours by driving with the ball before either getting a shot off at goal or by setting up an opponent. 

Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is exactly the player David Moyes needs to fix Manchester United's major weakness. 

Oxlade-Chamberlain showed last night against Bayern Munich that he has the ability to run with the ball from a central area. 

The former Southampton starlet's versatility would also be a huge bonus to Moyes as he is capable of playing in a two or three-man central midfield and can play on either wing. 

Moyes should also make a move for Oxlade-Chamberlain over the likes of Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan because Manchester United need to return to the days when they have a solid English core. 

Manchester United were at their best when the likes of Gary Neville, David Beckham and Andy Cole were all playing week-in, week-out for the current Premier League champions. 

Moyes could build a side around young English talent by adding both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Luke Shaw to the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney before next season's campaign. 

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who moved to Arsenal for £15million from Southampton in August 2011, will not come cheap as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger rates the youngster highly. 

However Moyes has the funds available to splash the cash on a midfielder - with reports suggesting he has £200million to spend on rebuilding his side. 

Reports have suggested Moyes is willing to pay around £20million on Adam Lallana - but Manchester United already have players such as Adnan Januzaj and Shinji Kagawa who play in the Southampton man's position. 

Oxlade-Chamberlain, on the other hand, would slot straight into Manchester United's midfield - alongside either Carrick or Fellaini. 

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