Date: 19th May 2022 at 3:41pm
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Manchester United remain interested in long-term target, Lazio’s Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

What’s the word?

That is according to Fabrizio Romano (via Caught Offside), who claims that the rumours linking the Red Devils with Milinkovic-Savic persist and they have sent scouts to watch him “several times again this year”.

With Matic and Pogba set to leave this summer, United will continue to look for a way to fix their midfield issues which have troubled them for some time, however PSG are also reportedly admirers.

As per the report, Lazio would demand at least €75m (£63m) for the player who has turned out 333 times for them. 

Manchester United’s new Roy Keane

The Red Devils have lacked a spine in their midfield for years now and could look to 6 foot 2 goliath Milinkovic-Savic to fill that void.

The Serbian international boasts incredible range of passing, movement, positional awareness and an eye for a goal, having notched double figures in both goals and assists this season in the league. He also boasts an impressive 7.33 average rating this season, as per SofaScore.

The £63m-rated monster, who has captained Lazio in Serie A, the Europa League and the Coppa Italia, could step up to become a leader in a dressing room where former United defender Wes Brown stated there is none. He claimed that “Playing with the likes of Roy Keane, they had that mentality”, and perhaps the introduction of the 27-year-old could be the missing piece United have been lacking.

The physical presence in midfield is also something which Milinkovic-Savic could emulate from Keane, and the hard-hitting Serbian could perhaps look to take inspiration from both Pogba and Matic as they look set to leave the club.

Dubbed “a complete midfielder” by Sky Sports’ Anton Touloui, he clearly believes that he could be the man to change Manchester United’s fortunes.

With the intelligence to defend, the ability to push his teams forward, and the leadership qualities their dressing room has lacked, Milinkovic-Savic could help drag Manchester United back to the top.

 

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