Manchester United manager David Moyes has been very guarded about his transfer business in January. He seems now to be going with the policy of not speaking to the press until players have actually signed on the dotted line. Probably a sensible policy considering the scrutiny that he is currently under.
But Manchester United’s performance against Cardiff City in the week highlighted the fact that one arrival isn’t going to be enough. Whilst their new signing played really well the overall performance of the team was again pretty limp.
Manchester United need a driving force in the midfield to dominate that area of the park and get the ball moving forward more quickly. Too often the ball moves sideways in the Manchester United team these days.
One name that is been prominent in the rumour columns over the last few days is Bayern Munich midfielder Tony Kroos. The 24-year-old who has already been 41 times by Germany is exactly what Manchester United need – a box to box midfielder with great authority and power as well as great passing ability and guile. He really is a one stop shop for the perfect midfield.
Most of you will now have seen him looking very annoyed that he was substituted on Wednesday. This has lead the bookmakers to bring his odds in on a move to Manchester United in January.
When they opened the market Skybet had Kroos at 4/1 to join Manchester United in this window. But his odds have slowly come in and, after the latest developments, they have shortened considerably – Kroos is now odds-on at 8/11 to make the move.
It will be very interesting to see what happens in the last 48 hours of the window. Manchester United fans will be desperately hoping that David Moyes is at least looking for more players rather than sticking with what he has.
Let’s see Kroos in action. United fans – does he boil your potatoes?
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