It goes without saying that Manchester United’s current wishlist includes a new midfielder. The main aim has always been Frenkie de Jong. Though it becomes more implausible, the Reds are still hopeful.
United has traveled far and wide in its search. Though the Frenchman cannot be the only addition made in that part of the field during this window, a deal for Adrien Rabiot appears to be very close.
Erik ten Hag is weighing up a variety of options, including Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.
That’s according to The Telegraph, who state that United ‘considered’ a move to sign the classy 24-year-old Premier League star this summer. Apparently, United looked at possibly making a bid for the Brazilian.
However, Douglas Luiz remains put at Aston Villa, with the midfielder now set to sign a new three-year deal at Villa Park.
Luiz, formerly of Manchester City, has nine Brazil caps to his name. That alone should tell you how talented he is.
I do have concerns about his consistency. Douglas Luiz is a player who can often blow hot and cold from game to game. Perhaps that’s why the Old Trafford club has opted against a move to bring him in.
Although on a normal day, I’m not sure there’s all that much of a difference between Scott McTominay and Fred and Douglas Luiz, if you’re explicitly comparing him to what United has, his best is lightyears greater than either of them.
When you take into account the potentially significant transfer fee, it’s easy for me to understand why United passed up this chance. Even so, Douglas Luiz is still a competitive athlete. Just not the kind of update we require at this time.