Manchester United are leading the race to sign Amadou Haidara from RB Leipzig. Ralf Rangnick is believed to be a huge admirer of the player who he has known since their time together at Red Bull Salzburg. Rangnick has previously admitted that he does not have a certain profile of midfielder that he would like at the club.
Manchester United Leading Race To Sign Amadou Haidara
United Need A Holding Midfielder
It became clear last season towards the end of the campaign that United were in desperate need of a holding midfielder. A midfielder was not bought in the summer and with the signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Crisitano Ronaldo, many hoped they would mask the problems in the midfield. However, this has not been the case and one can argue that the issues in the midfield cost Ole Gunnar Solksjaer his job. Yes, there was other factors, but there was clearly an issue in the midfield and Rangnick is looking to resolve this. Fred and Scott Mctominay are both better suited to the number 8 role and Nemanja Matic has shown he cannot play every week consistently as age is not on his side.
How Will Haidara Fit Into Rangnick’s System?
Haidara currently plays on the right of a midfield pivot and can also play on the left. He has terrific energy and fitness levels to get up and down the pitch to contribute in both halves of the pitch. Rangnick will most likely deploy him in a double pivot alongside either Fred or Mctominay. United have a bundle of quality when it comes to their forwards, and we have seen the midfield struggle in progressing the ball from defence to attack. Haidara can solve this as he is seen to be a good progressive passer of the ball. He has a wide array of passes in his locker room from through balls to long diagonal passes. He is also a good dribbler and can carry the ball over long distances. Rangnick has previously worked with the player, and it looks like Haidara is a player that will fit into his system comfortably.
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