Man United manager Erik ten Hag now reveals his target to solve midfield Crisis

Man United manager Erik ten Hag now reveals his target to solve midfield Crisis

Manchester United is looking to reinforce their midfield by acquiring PSG’s Marco Verratti.

According to L’Equipe (via PSGTalk), The Red Devils have recently “come forward” to express interest in the Italian playmaker.

Bayern Munich is also a possibility, although Verratti is expected to leave European football altogether.

The diminutive midfielder has already agreed to personal terms with Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli, but PSG and Al-Ahli have yet to conclude a deal.

This opens the door for Bayern and United to make an offer, and while neither is likely to offer the same level of financial windfall, the opportunity to remain in Europe could be attractive.

Verratti, who is 30 years old, still has much to offer at the highest level of the game and is an experienced world-class player.

His passing range and press resistance are exceptional aspects of his game, and he is not shy about having mud on his boots, as he enjoys the defensive aspect of the game.

United would benefit from the addition of a natural deep maestro, as Christian Eriksen is the only midfielder capable of creating from deep.

However, Verratti would bring with him numerous problems that Erik ten Hag could do without. His injury record, for instance, is not auspicious.

According to Transfermarkt, he missed a total of 42 days due to numerous injuries during the previous season. He has never completed a season with more than thirty league starts during his time in Paris.

This record does not bode well for a player over the age of thirty, and for the money he would cost – PSG are rumored to want more than £25 million before considering his reported £252,000-a-week wages – Ten Hag would be better off seeking elsewhere.

It would not be surprising if this connection originated from PSG in an effort to pressure Al-Ahli into increasing their offer.

Man United manager Erik ten Hag now reveals his target to solve midfield Crisis