Manchester United Should Make a Move for Ander Herrera in January

Matt Kryger – USA Today Sports

Manchester United needs to improve their midfield area urgently in the next transfer window if they are looking to contend this season.

The subpar play of elements like Tom Cleverley and Marouane Fellaini and the low form – again – of Anderson have left The Red Devils with Michael Carrick as their only viable option in the middle of the pitch so they should use the January transfer market to improve the squad. One player they could target is Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera.

United was rumored to be very close of landing the Spaniard before the market closed this past August but opted to sign Fellaini instead. The rumors haven’t disappeared, however, and it seems like the team led by David Moyes could try to make a move for the playmaker to bring him into Old Trafford this winter.

Per reports, Manchester United is extremely keen on landing the Spanish midfielder, who’s also extremely interested in joining the team. He has decent tackling skills, good vision and he’s a good playmaker from the center of the pitch, something this squad is desperately lacking with the absence of Carrick. Although Ander has never been able to play for the National Team, he does have a lot of experience as he’s been selected in the youth ranks, where he has played with a lot of success in recent years.

Clearly the 24-year-old is not the sexiest target considering that names like Ilkay Gündogan are being also linked with the team. But he’s a cheaper version and his skill set should translate perfectly to the fast-paced style of the English Premier League.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

Around the Web