Manchester United are reportedly looking to replace injured Scott McTominay with Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.

Scott McTominay recently got injured and has been ruled out of the squad for quite some time. Paul Pogba, who had recently come back from his ankle injury, unfortunately, sustained a knock yet again and thus reinforcements in midfield have become a necessity for the Red Devils.

Fred has been a disappointment right from the start and with the Serbian trying to move to Italy during the January transfer window, the situation with Nemanja Matic isn’t rosy either.

It only means that Manchester United would be lacking quality as well as quantity if they aren’t successfully able to sign reinforcements in January.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Scott McTominay of Manchester United in action with Will Hughes of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on December 22, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Scott McTominay of Manchester United in action with Will Hughes of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on December 22, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he will only purchase players that are available and the talk coming out of Portugal is exactly that.

If Sky Sports are to believed, Gedson Fernandes wants to play in the English Premier League and Benfica are also looking to loan him out for 18 months with an option to buy.

Several English clubs are said to be in for the young Portuguese however so there is stiff competition for the Red Devils.

A loan move with an option to buy sounds like the perfect transfer for Solskjaer as it would provide cover for his midfield with no real pressure to buy outright

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  1. We need bodies that can play in the league. Yes, this young man would good under the circumstances. Grealish, Maddison, Cantrell are already somewhat proven. Øle in! Considering the situation, if Man Utd finish 5th with no silver ware, with the youngsters beginning to be cyclic first team players which they already are then look out, the future is bright.
    Treat them like men, not boys. Men are responsible for their actions, regardless. Boys, tired heads! Start with De gea, bring in Romero. Then next year Henderson! Make them accountantable for a lack of responsibility.

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