Manchester United are reportedly set to monitor RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara according to English outlet Daily Mail. United’s scouts are going to be watching him over the next few games as the club ponders over a January transfer move for the Malian footballer. Haidara has the attributes to play both as a defensive midfielder or as a box to box midfielder perfectly fitting United’s needs at the moment. Also, coming from RB Leipzig, he would have no problem in adjusting to Rangnick’s tactics.
Man United’s 4-2-3-1 formation with Amadou Haidara
Rangnick would want his midfield to press heavily and win the ball to initiate quick counter-attacks and Haidara would be perfect for this role. His partner in the double pivot could Van de Beek or Fred, but the Dutchman might be preferred over the Brazilian at least initially. Van de Beek has the ability to play vertical football with his intelligence, quick passing and movement where as Fred is more limited in that regard.
Manchester United certainly need reinforcements in the midfield department as the likes of Fred, McTominay and Matic have struggled this season. With Paul Pogba almost certain to leave this summer on a free transfer, United might have to buy more than one midfielder to maintain a good squad balance.