Sofyan Amrabat, Ryan Gravenberch, and Seven Options for Man Utd to Address Midfield Issues

Once again, the Red Devils have stumbled through the early stages of the new Premier League season and must swiftly address their midfield struggles.

Another week, another chaotic performance from Manchester United. After an oddly dominant 1-0 win over Wolves, Erik ten Hag’s team got what they deserved, losing 2-0 to Tottenham. There was a slight improvement in their performance compared to the first game, but the manager lamented the inefficiency in converting early chances and opening the scoring.

However, it’s not good enough, and United finds themselves in a similar position to last season when they were defeated by Brighton and hammered 4-0 by Brentford.

Back then, the club used their dismal start as motivation to re-enter the transfer market and secured the services of proven world-class midfielder Casemiro, adding Antony on transfer deadline day. Despite spending over £165 million ($210 million) this summer, it’s clear that United still needs to upgrade their squad, especially in midfield.

Casemiro, one of United’s standout players last season, has been a lone ranger in a midfield trio that hasn’t received significant support from Mason Mount, their new addition, or captain Bruno Fernandes. However, Ten Hag seems reluctant to start with Scott McTominay, and Christian Eriksen isn’t fit enough to play a full match.

United has already utilized a significant portion of their transfer resources, and Premier League Profit and Sustainability rules don’t permit them to continue splurging on expensive signings. Therefore, GOAL explores how Ten Hag can address the midfield conundrum and steer the Red Devils back on the path to victory without breaking the bank…

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