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Manchester United are linked with many midfielders right now. AC Milan’s Antonio Nocerino is one of the latest player to be linked with a summer move to Old Trafford.
How good is he?
Nocerino is a driving and relentless central midfielder. He has the work rate to play 180 mins at a stretch. He is also tidy with the ball but his main trait is his ability to stop opponent’s attacks. Fittingly he took Gennaro Gattuso’s number at Milan, and Gattuso is a player that Ferguson admired in his prime.
Where does he fit?
United haven’t really had a steel-type player in midfield since Roy Keane. They thought Owen Hargreaves was going to be, but his injury troubles robbed them of that. Nocerino would offer same Keane like steel and midfield presence to United midfield. He can pair up with Carrick and Cleverly who both are good passers. They can make a deadly midfield trio.
It is believed that a bid of around £8-12 will tempt Milan to sell considering their financial conditions.