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Man United linked with 24-year-old midfield maestro

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Joao Mario

The midfield of Manchester United seem to be a problematic department for manager, Jose Mourinho, with quite a number of his midfield stars having question marks over their heads, be it in terms of contract negotiations or performance levels. So naturally the rumour mills have started spinning with various players being linked with the Old Trafford club.

One of such players is Inter Milan’s Portuguese star, Joao Mario. The 24-year old midfield player who has been linked with PSG is believed to be a player who interests Mourinho and can be available in the January transfer window.

Manchester united’s over reliance on French star, Paul Pogba has seen Mourinho earmark the midfield for immediate reinforcement in order for the club to keep up their title challenge this season.

Mario is a powerful, physical player who can play in a number of positions across midfield and so fits the bill of a Mourinho-type player and is clearly talented having burst on the scene during Portugal’s Euro 2016 winning run in France, which led to Inter paying €45m for his services.

Although Inter are having a very strong season so far, it is believed Joao Mario is looking to move on and there are rumours making the rounds that either Juan Mata or Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be added in a swap deal to get him.

January could be set to be crucial for United as they continue their assault on all four fronts this season.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.