Seven players to ‘energise’ Man United’s midfield with their power and vision

first_img Ince is a fan of Radja Nainggolan – As well as Pogba, Ince likes Roma and Belgium midfielder Nainggolan. Chelsea have been strongly with the player who could cost around £23m. It won’t be long before a big club swoops for Andre Gomes – Gomes’ energetic displays since moving to Valencia in 2015 have had scouts flocking to see the 22-year-old in action. He is comfortable on the ball, charging at defenders and much of the team’s play goes through him. Barcelona are also in the frame to sign him and he could cost as much as £30m, but Gomes and Man United manager Jose Mourinho share Jorge Mendes as an agent. 7 Paul Ince, the man who was once a driving force in the Man United midfield, says his old club were too light in the middle last season and believes they need someone to “energise” them in that area.Michael Carrick has a new one-year contract, while Morgan Schneiderlin is also on the books. It is thought new manager Jose Mourinho will sit down with Bastian Schweinsteiger to look at possible roles for him next season as the club are linked with younger and more dynamic midfielders.Here, talkSPORT looks at players with the capabilities of reinvigorating the midfield. 7 7 Paul Pogba has the ‘power and strength’ – click the arrow to see other players capable of reinvigorating the Man United midfield – Former Man United midfielder Paul Ince believes the club were too light in midfield last season and says they need someone to “energise” them in the middle. Here, talkSPORT looks at the players to do it, beginning with Pogba. “Without doubt he’d be one name who’d provide the answers for United,” Ince told the Manchester Evening News. “He is a fantastic player with the power and strength Mourinho must get back into that engine room.” 7 Jose Mourinho to chase Nemanja Matic? – It is rumoured Matic wants to reunite with Jose Mourinho, who is believed to be a big fan of the 27-year-old’s tenacious style of play. 7 Leicester’s energetic midfielder N’Golo Kante – Man United face stiff competition if they want to buy Kante. Leicester will play in the Champions League next season, something United cannot offer. They would have no trouble stumping up the reported £22m transfer fee though. 7 Marco Verratti: There are few midfielders better than him, says Xavi – Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi heaped praise on 23-year-old Verratti. “He’s one of the best midfielders in the world and plays a little bit in the same way as I tried to do with Barcelona and the national team,” he said. “He likes having the ball. He also has perfect mastery over long and short passing, he can play the final ball, and he doesn’t lose the ball that easily. He’s really a very high-class player.” 7 Real Madrid and Germany’s complete midfielder Toni Kroos – Kroos is one of the best in the business. He is Germany’s creative hub and was on hand to help his national side ease past Ukraine in their opening game at Euro 2016. Energy, vision, and passing – this man has the lot and more.last_img read more