The summer transfer window is going on, and Manchester United are looking to bring in more players. Erik ten Hag, the new manager of Manchester United, has already completed three signings. But he wants more players to make the team more stable. Adrien Rabiot would be the new name to Man United as the Red Devils are very close to getting him.
Why do Man United go for Rabiot?
Since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, every manager of Man United had tried to set two players behind Bruno. Fred and McTominay have been playing this role for years. Fred has been playing in a bit deeper position, while McTominay used to play box to box.
But Manchester United couldn’t take 100% benefits from these two players in that role. Sunday night’s defeat against Brighton was a wake-up call for Erik ten Hag that he needs to sign perfect players for this position. That is why Manchester United have been trying to sign Barca midfielder Frankie de Jong from the beginning of the transfer window. Both clubs have reached an agreement for De Jong. But the deal hasn’t been completed yet as the player doesn’t want to leave FC Barcelona.
However, Manchester United are still hopeful for De Jong. But the club is also looking for alternative options. Now they have reached an agreement with Juventus for Adrien Rabiot. But the personal terms are yet to be agreed upon with the player. Adrien Rabiot joined Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain. Now he has entered the final year of his contract with Juventus. Therefore, it is expected that Andrien Rabiot will be Man United’s next signing.
What will be Andrien Rabiot’s role at Man United?
Man United’s manager Erik ten Hag wants to strengthen the defensive area. Rabiot would be an ideal candidate for the DM position, where Fred has been playing for Manchester United. Furthermore, Rabiot’s defensive stats are far better than Fred and McTominay’s. A mere 0.8 times per 90 minutes were opponents able to dribble past Rabiot last season, less than any of United’s other midfielders. So, his defensive work would bring stability to Manchester United.