Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is weighing up a move for a Paris-Saint Germain midfielder… and it won’t be a return to Old Trafford for Angel di Maria.
The Dutchman has been rotating Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Morgan Schneiderlin and the World Cup-winning Bastian Schweinsteiger in United’s midfield; with the perfect balance still not entirely clear.
The solution in that spot could be a Frenchman by the name of Adrien Rabiot. The 20-year-old has made 16 appearances for the French champions so far this season, spanning Ligue 1, the Champions League, the French cup and the French league cup – and according to the Daily Express, he could soon join fellow countrymen Schneiderlin and Martial in Manchester.
The wavy-haired under-21 international is an exceptionally gifted player, who excels in a deeper role, offering brilliant passing, intercepting and tackling abilities – but crucially also loves to carry the ball out of the midfield with his clever dribbling. He’s a full package in the defensive midfield role and will only get better.
His attitude has been questioned in his time with PSG so far – last season he had an on-the-pitch altercation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the Swede laughed it off after the game. If he can keep his head screwed on, he’ll have a very bright career – and United could do with some more passion in the side just now anyway!