2 Marquee Players Man United Need To Sign To Compete With Man City
Standing at 2nd place in the points table, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have not done too much wrong this season but find themselves 11 points off their local rivals, Manchester City, at the top of the Premier League points table. The Red Devils have a decent squad that can challenge the best in the business at the moment but the way City are dominating the league, United are way behind.
The squad at Old Trafford certainly needs a few more additions, before it can challenge for silverware and there are a number of players Jose Mourinho is desperately trying to sign. The price of a player has never been a problem for Manchester United so who should they target, to become better than Manchester City?
Here are two such marquee signings Manchester United need to make in 2018, to reach Manchester City’s level.
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
The €80m-rated French international is easily the top transfer target for Manchester United. He was extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford but decided to stay back in Spain for another year. However, the Red Devils are still very much in need of a destructive force like Griezmann, whose absence is quite evident.
A natural goal scorer, who can form a devastating partnership with Romelu Lukaku, Griezmann is among the best players in the world at the moment and it is quality like this that separates the good from the best. Mourinho should definitely do all it takes to land the 26-year old come the end of the season.
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid)
Another position Manchester United have struggled this season is their midfield. While Nemanja Matic has been brilliant, he has not been effective enough to help the side in the absence of their talisman Paul Pogba and Mourinho needs a player who can walk into the first team and take up the responsibilities in the midfield so that Paul Pogba can play in a more advanced role.
The €25m-rated Mateo Kovacic is just the right man for the Portuguese manager. Nimble-footed and smart, the 23-year old is easily one of the best midfielders in Europe at the moment and is enjoying a fruitful time at Real Madrid. However, he is yet to cement a place in the Real Madrid first-team and could be tempted if he was offered a chance to play for Man Utd. He will not be easy to lure away but will be a game-changing signing for Manchester United.