Forget Gueye – Here are 3 top class alternatives who Man United can target including this La Liga powerhouse

Manchester United opinion: 3 players Solskjaer should target instead of Idrissa Gueye

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Everton star Idriss Gueye as the club looks for new additions to change their future. The 29-year-old would be a good addition but given his age and the Red Devils’ already ageing squad, they need to look towards someone else.

Given the aforementioned state of their team, it has to be the right player as the wrong one will hurt the club even more.

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The addition of Fred last summer proved to be a mistake, with the Brazilian struggling to find a foothold in the Premier League. The same rule applies this summer and that being said, here are three players who do fit that bill.

Declan Rice

Arguably one of the standout youngsters in the Premier League this season, Rice’s shift to midfield has seen his stock shoot for the sky. A good defender, the 21-year-old has used that skill well over the course of his conversion and his natural defensive ability has helped ease that transition.

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It’s seen Manchester United and even Manchester City scout him and note their interest over the last few months. Declan Rice should be one the Red Devils’ top target.

The Hammers know that Rice will eventually outgrow them and move ahead, which is something that Manchester United have to take advantage of.

Thomas Partey

A brilliant midfielder, Partey has been at Atletico Madrid for most of his career but his ability on the ball has only come to the world’s attention recently. His performances over the last few seasons have been consistent and his stature in the footballing world has kept growing.

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It will keep growing and with Partey already revealing that he’s open to a move, it makes him brilliant for Manchester United. Partey’s a defensive wall and he doesn’t do too much offensively but moves the ball around well.

That’s what Manchester United need, someone who can consistently move play around and become their reliable pass master. The 25-year-old’s versatility to play across the defensive line will be an added bonus.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

His breakout season was absolutely sensational, with Savic finishing with 16 goals and 8 assists to his name at the end of the 2017/18 season.

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However, no big move materialised for the young midfielder and he still remains at Lazio. That saga has affected his form this season but the 24-year-old finished with seven goals and four assists.

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Over the course of the season, he’s averaged 1.3 tackles, 1.5 clearances, 1.5 key passes, 2.2 shots per game and a passing accuracy of just under 80% per game.

It’s a great average and with time that will only increase, especially with at a club like Manchester United.

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Written by Siddhant Lazar

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Football is and always will be the beautiful game. What every child understands, yet every adult struggles to, is that it is a game that defines the nature of the universe. But that's just me.

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