Published on January 21st, 2014 | by soccersweep5
Manchester United made favourites to sign Serie A’s ‘Little Prince’
Most of the back pages today have been dripping with news of Manchester United’s potential move for Chelsea’s benched superstar Juan Mata. Many onlookers find it hard to believe that The Special One is reportedly prepared to offload such a talent but few would question the overall nous of the man. He knows Mata is class but the Spaniard simply doesn’t fit into the system.
We think that Manchester United should pull out all the stops to sign Mata and we also think that he could easily play in the centre of midfield. But Mata is seen by many as a number ten or a wide man in a narrow formation such as 4-3-3.
Accordingly Manchester United will be linked with many more conventional central midfielders in the remaining 10 days of the winter window. One player has been connected to United over the last few days is Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
The Independent yesterday reported that the player, known as The Little Prince to Roma supporters, may be keen on a move:
Roma star Miralem Pjanic has left the door open on a possible move to reigning Premier League champions Manchester United after admitting that he is ‘flattered’ by their interest.
Well, since then SkyBet have opened a market on the destination of the player, should he move in January. It will be a little surprise to many that Manchester United are favourites with Skybet to sign the player before February 1st.
SkyBet have Pjanic at 6/1 to make the move. Then come PSG and Tottenham at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.
Despite his tender age of 23 the classy midfielder has already played at the top level in France and Italy. He played 90 times for Lyon before moving to Rome in 2011. There he has appeared 75 times scoring 9 goals for the Italian outfit. He’s also played for his country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 46 times.
With the player suggesting that he good be open to a move this one could be a goer. Let’s take a look at the player in action. Manchester United fans, would you be pleased to see Pjanic at United and is he someone who would walk straight into the first team?