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Fellaini is allegedly angling for a move to Old Trafford to be reunited with David Moyes.
Despite reclaiming the Premier League title at a stroll on the back an excellent season for Robin van Persie, there are several areas that United are lacking in.
The most striking of these is the midfield.
An area once patrolled by greats such as Roy Keane and Bryan Robson, the engine room has been somewhat neglected in recent years, although Michael Carrick has done a stellar job as club metronome.
You might argue that a team who wins the title that easily can’t have all that much wrong with it—you could be right. However, it’s undeniable that while the attack has been outstanding this season, the midfield has been overrun far too often.
Despite Alex Ferguson’s assertions, Tom Cleverly is not good enough to perform at the heart of a team competing for titles. He is fine as a backup, but the real need is for a top-of-the-range, box-to-box engine.
Ilkay Gundogan is one name who springs to mind, while another is Marouane Fellaini. The two players differ in style, but both would work in United’s midfield considering the players that they would be joining.
Between the two of them, I would say that due to a lack of solidity rather than imagination in the United midfield, Fellaini is the more vital purchase. His physicality and ability to hold up the ball would provide a boost in both defence and attack, while the presence of David Moyes will make the transition easier for both parties. The Belgian is believed to be open to the move.