Man United’s Midfield Transfer Targets, Part 2, The Mercurial Maestros, Summer 2012
In the second part of our new midfield transfer targets series, we’re going to look at the players who have the ability to unlock defences with one pass.
The players that have the ability to change the outcome of a game with one swift flick of their foot. The maestros.
Over the past few years, since Scholes’ retreat to the quarter-back position, United have lacked a real goal threat from the centre of the park. Whereas Chelsea and Liverpool have enjoyed a plethora of goals from the likes of Lampard and Gerrard down the years, United have had to rely more heavily on their wide men to provide the midfield goal threat.
Assessed below are five players who all possess the intelligence, technique and touch to exceed as United’s creative engine:
- Wesley Sneijder
- Nicolas Gaitan
- Luka Modric
- Shinji Kagawa
(Move through the pages at the bottom or skip to a player of your choice)
Many thanks to Jonas Giæver, the writer of the series, who has put a lot of time and effort into this five part series, which we hope you enjoy!
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