Man Utd shelling out £40m to sign this Premier League-proven maestro would work wonders for their midfield

Why Manchester United should move for Sean Longstaff in January

Newcastle United’s hit another low after they were hammered by Leicester City 5-0 at the King Power Stadium.

A loss against the impressive Foxes would not have been hard to take, however, the performance of the team after going a man down was a concern.

Steve Bruce has a tough job on his hands at the Magpies, and he could be without one of his stars after the winter window.

Sean Longstaff is one of the most talented members in the Newcastle team, and the Daily Star (h/t Sun) claims that Manchester United are interested in the 21-year-old.

The report claims that Newcastle would be tempted to sell the Englishman for £40million as the Red Devils continue to rebuild under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

A great deal for the Red Devils

Manchester United had to pay a huge sum to land Harry Maguire in the summer.

The English defender might have been one of the best in the previous campaign, but Leicester pulled off all the stops to ensure they got great value for the centre-back.

Crystal Palace also did the same when selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to the Red Devils, but landing Longstaff for £40million would be a steal.

The 21-year-old has loads of potential and can develop into a quality defensive midfielder at Old Trafford.

United have missed a strong body in the midfield, despite having Scott McTominay in the side. The Scot has loads of talent but still needs more time to develop further.

Fred, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba have been below par for most of the season, and United could do with some fresh legs in the middle of the park.

Longstaff does have to work on his passing and distribution, but having a combative midfielder will help the Red Devils control games better.

The Red Devils need to find the right balance in their midfield, and playing Longstaff and McTominay with Pogba could be the right way to go.

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Matic could have done that job but his legs have gone and they allowed Ander Herrera to join PSG on a free in the summer.

Verdict

English players have an additional price on their heads but landing the Newcastle star would be an absolute bargain.

The Red Devils have always had great English talent in their sides, and it will be interesting to see if a move for the Magpie is made in the winter window.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic.

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