Manchester United appear to be on the cusp of some major business with the signing of Juan Mata. United fans will be very anxious with the news from The Telegraph this morning that the deal is being held up. But it should still go through.
The BBC reported last night that a medical was planned for today. Perhaps this means an unveiling today in front of the world’s press?
With this one presumed by many to be in the bank, attention will be drawn to who else Manchester United might sign, in the remaining days of the window. We think that they need a left-back, right winger and a central midfielder. The latter of the three positions may need filling urgently with news that Micheal Carrick could be out for a month with an ankle problem. Pictured above hobbling off the park in the match against Sunderland, this would be a huge blow to Manchester United.
They have just got him back from a two month lay off and the midfield was overrun in his absence. Marouane Felliani is now back from injury but his early displays for Manchester United have left few convinced that he will be able to substitute Carrick to good effect.
Manchester United were probably looking for an energetic and robust central midfielder anyway. But this development could make the need all the more intense.
There is continued speculation that Manchester United will make a bid for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin. But with Chelsea also reportedly interested, and just over a week left of the window, Manchester United will need to move extremely fast if they want to secure another major signing this month.
Manchester United fans: who would you like to see come to Old Trafford – apart from the Juan Mata arrival – this month?
While you make up your minds let’s have a look at Guarin in action.
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