Manchester United legend Michael Carrick believes that Sean Longstaff is one of the midfielders which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should try to bring to Manchester United this January.

Manchester United tried to sign the Newcastle midfielder last summer as well, however, the player wanted to stay at St James’ Park move and thus the transfer never materialised.

With the club having some serious troubles in the midfield this season around though, Manchester United are said to be very serious about signing him this January. Paul Pogba is injured yet again and it will take some time for Scott McTominay to return from his injury as well. Only remaining options are Nemanja Matic, Fred, James Garner and Andreas Pereira and we all know none of them are ready to give their 100% for the team anymore.

Matic wants to leave Old Trafford amid interest from AC Milan and Inter Milan, while Fred and Pereira have been infuriatingly inconsistent this season. The Evening Standard report Carrick believes Longstaff would be a good asset for the club as Manchester United look to rebuild their team.

Crucially, Solskjaer is reportedly in agreement. Back in the summer, Newcastle quoted United a massive £50million for the 22-year-old.

They had seen United pay a huge amount for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and believed they were entitled to demand a big fee for their midfield star. This season, Longstaff has impressed under Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.

Whether United are able to get a deal for the midfielder over the line this transfer window is something only time will tell. What’s your opinion?


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