How will de Jong fit in at Man United? A look at possible 4-2-3-1 formation if transfer is complete

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English outlet, the Daily Mail are reporting that Manchester United are interested in Barcelona’s Dutch midfielder, Frenkie de Jong as a replacement for Paul Pogba. Pogba is expected to leave United in the summer on a free transfer as his contract his expiring. Barcelona who are in financial trouble are reportedly willing to let go of de Jong for a fee of£75million. United will surely have competition for his signature as Manchester City have also been linked with him.

de Jong will solve a long standing Manchester United which is the lack of a deep lying playmaker. Ever since, Michael Carrick has retired, United have struggled to replace him. Although at Barcelona, de Jong has played in a more advanced role, he is very comfortable playing a deeper role as seen during his time at Ajax.

Man United’s possible 4-2-3-1 formation with Frenkie de Jong

Lot of Manchester United fans might be of the opinion that until Fred is replaced, the team will not be capable of winning anything. Fred has been excellent for Brazil specifically due to the different role he plays for them. He excels in a slight advanced role ahead of Fabinho while playing for Brazil. We might get to see a completely new Fred for United if he is partnered with a deep lying playmaker like Frenkie de Jong. Overall, this a transfer which makes complete sense for Manchester United whoever the next manager is.

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Transfer Rumour Reliability Rating

Daily Mail is the source of this transfer rumour and the English outlet are a Tier 4 source in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide. A Tier 4 source is highly unreliable and not to be trusted unless other more reliable media source pick up the story

 

One Response

  1. The entire management is a joke. Are surely going to act like everything is fine in the Defensive Midfield and keep on looking for Attacking Midfielders. The team lacks people who understand soccer like seriously. We don’t need De Jong, what we need is a replacement for McFred.

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