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Why Solskjaer might consider Thiago Alcantara

Timothy Aiyeku

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have been helped by former player Gary Neville on the complications regarding bringing in Thiago Alcantara from German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich to the Old Trafford this summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the signature of the former Barcelona star but they have not been serious with submitting an offer as a concern is being raised on how to feature him alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield. The issue has been the player among the trio to play a deep role.

However, United legend Gary Neville feels his former team need not to worry about that, noting that Thiago Alcantara has been playing a deep role with Bayern Munich and must not necessarily play a forward role at United.

Gary Neville told 90min that Thiago Alcantara can the deep role at the midfield which is currently being handled by Fred, Scott McTominary, and Nemanja Matic who have all been doing well but the Spanish midfielder is cleaver to also do it well and add other qualities to it.

According to him, the position of a deep midfielder does not need a strong and tall player because it is not played by size but by intelligence which Thiago Alcantara can boast of.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.