Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Why Manchester United should sign Cantwell ahead of fellow midfield targets.


Manchester United is looking to bolster midfield as they look for a replacement to build a team.

Manchester United hasn’t started the season campaign well. The Red’s first have of the season performance has been poor. The defense and midfield have been worrying for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The likes of Pogba, Matic, Fred, and Lingard haven’t performed this season. Scott McTominay, however, has played good this season but it currently out due to injury. Pogba and Matic future are in jeopardy as the Matic contract ends in summer. paul’s agent has been very vocal about his agent’s future. it seems very like that Pogba will move in summer.

Manchester United are looking for options to sign in the midfield position. they are looking to sign Bruno Fernandes as attacking midfielder. he will be replacement of out of form Lingard and aging Matic.

As per Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they have scouts looking at all targets. the main targets of united have been James Maddison and Jack Grealish. both England international have been targetted by united since last year.

Todd Cantwell’s impressive premier league debut

Todd Cantwell is Norwich player, who have got promoted to the premier league this season. he has been the surprise package this season. he has been targetted by manchester City, Spurs, and Liverpool along with United. Cantwell has six goals and two assists in 21 Premier League games this season. He has been rare shine in Norwich campaign this season. He can play as wonger and no. 10 which is great versatility.

Source: WhoScored

Manchester United are very keen to add young players to the squad. Ole has stated in his interview that he wants to build a team with young players from academy and signings.

Cantwell vs James Maddison and Jack Grealish

James Maddison of Leicester city and Jack Grealish have been the main target of United for midfield. Leicester City is not ready to sell any top player for less than 80M euros. Maddison top player at Leicester City. Especially at this time as they are fighting for the top four under Brenden Rogers.

Grealish is the best player of Aston Villa and they ain’t interested in selling him. But it would take an exceptional bid for him to move. His value could do down in summer if Aston Villa gets relegated this season

Similarly, with Cantell, his team is at the bottom of the Premier League. So the player would consider leaving in summer. But if Manchester United come calling, Norwich might not be able to hold the player in January.

Even his stats in comparison to Maddison and Grealish are good. Considering his value and age. Manchester United can sign the youngster to bolster season and chances of finishing in the top four.

Source: Daily mail

Cantwell, Grealish and Maddison have scored 6 Premier League goals and assisted two, five and three this season respectively. Even though Norwich is at the bottom of the table.

Grealish has a better conversion rate of chances created than Maddison. Even though his team is not playing as well as Leicester City.


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