Man United linked with midfielder swap-deal including Arsenal target

Manchester United are claimed to be interested in a potential swap deal including Donny Van De Beek and AC Milan’s Ismael Bennacer, a player formerly of Arsenal.

Bennacer has come on leaps and bounds since quitting the Emirates due to a lack of first-team football, and has been on our radar for a return for some time.

While we have been linked numerous times with bringing him back home, including last week when Italian outlet CMW claimed we was once again considering an offer for his signature, but that same news source is now claiming that Man United are now eyeing a potential swap deal for him.

We already regret not giving him enough first-team football when he was tied to our club until 2017, and our woes would definitely worsen should he end up taking up a starring role at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been making some interesting moves so far this summer, with new boss Erik Ten Hag putting his stamp on his squad, and depending how long they take to click together, they could well be strong contenders for a top-four spot.

We appear to be closing in on the signature of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City at present, who is expected to bring competition to both the central midfield and left-back positions, but I’d still like to see another strong player added to our central areas personally.

Which areas of the team do you think need the most attention at present?


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  1. Arteta has never indicated he intends to upgrade and replace Xhaka in the midfielder.

    Until Xhaka leaves, our midfield will continue to be pedestrian.

    1. Agree.Zinchenko will not improve our midfield as he is neither fast nor a physically imposing ball winner ,the combination we need in our engine room.Only yesterday the Ukranian admitted that “he was not particularly fast” and preferred a central midfield role rather than spotting in at left back on occasion.I really do not see him improving Arsenal at the back or in midfield where the pedestrian Xhaka seems to be a fixture.

  2. I still feel we got duped by MC. They offloaded this guy on us,so they could go after Cucurella from Brighton, who is a beast of a player at LB. Arteta fell for the “2 in 1” player ish…

    1. I concur with that NY. It smacks a bit of desperation but i do think Zinchenko was a option for us earlier. We will never know how far down the list he was but for me Bissouma was the big one that got away. We definitely wanted Martinez ahead of Zinchenko but again, we wouldn’t or couldn’t afford him ultimately. He is another 5′ 9″ player and its something that irks me. Partey is strong and athletic and that is really it after the defense. Im not a lover of this idea we dont need athletic players but do technical ones. I like a better ratio, infact, i just like far more.

  3. Can any genius please explain to we poor unenlightened laypeople fans exactly what it is in XHAKA that so hypnotises our last three managers into playing him regularly? Most of us – though I know there are a few genius fans, who clearly see his undoubted star quality, which we”dullards” dont see- cannot stand the sight of him in our shirt and our club at all.

    His hidden star quality that only genius managers like AW, EMERY and MA SEE CLEARLY, IS TO MY POOR DULL MIND, A TOTAL MYSTERY.
    So why do so many of us fail to see what presumably must be there but which we -fools that we are- fail to see at all.

    SARCASM? Oh surely not!!

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