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OPINION: ten Hag could help United sign a perfect target

As United score another game on their 2021/2022 schedule, their glaring weakness becomes a little more apparent.

United’s desperate need for a top, world-class midfielder has now reached a point where almost everyone knows it.

While the club secured their long-term right-wing target last summer in the form of Jadon Sancho, as well as the search for a world-class centre-back in Raphael Varane, they have failed to meet their need. a defensive-minded midfielder to bring balance to the side.

As the season progressed and Ralf Rangnick settled into his office at the club’s Carrington training base, United’s need for a world-class midfielder has never been more evident.

Despite, as reported Manchester Evening News last month, with United set to prioritize adding a midfielder during this month’s January transfer window, the likelihood of any of them putting pen to paper before the 11 p.m. deadline on January 31 is somewhat thin – despite evidence showing it has to happen in a meaningful way.

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Ajax boss Erik ten Hag (right) has overseen the development of Ryan Gravenberch. (Image: Geert van Erven/BSR Agency/Getty Images.)