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Manchester United set their sights on landing new defensive midfielder


Manchester United set their sights on landing new defensive midfielder

United to target defensive midfielder next summer

Manchester United have their sights on landing a new defensive midfielder ahead of next season, according to ESPN.



The Red Devils were fancied to sign a new holding midfielder this summer, but decided against doing so due to other priorities.

A centre-back and right-winger were the main targets while Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the club came out of the blue.

According to ESPN, the Red Devils are likely to prioritise a new defensive midfielder during next summer's transfer window.

While Declan Rice is the prime target, the club are also looking at alternatives as they are reluctant to meet the £80m price tag.

Meanwhile, the club are also determined to pursue Erling Braut Haaland, and their blueprint has not been altered by Ronaldo's arrival.

The club have made a good start to the new league campaign, but recently suffered a setback with a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Despite the shock loss, they are just one point behind Liverpool for the top spot. The Reds played out a 3-3 draw at Brentford today.