Manchester United have been linked with plenty of players around the world during the past couple of months. Jose Mourinho is a special coach and he is always trying to build the best team possible, and Manchester will not be the exception, as the Special One is reportedly interested in some big players across the globe.
Right now rumours say they will try to sign some of the best players in England, as Jose Mourinho wants to finish the season in the best shape and seeing the imminent departures of some of his players, he will try to reinforce those positions.
Morgan Schneiderlin recently departed to Everton for a whopping £20m and £24m with add-ons, and with the void now bare, it is understood that Mourinho will be looking to pack things up. Besides Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick’s age is on the bad side of his career and it is all but certain that the side will be short in number during the next season.
Furthermore, just like United did with Rooney, Manchester could unearth a gem from Everton. With Rooney also nearing an end of his extraordinary career, we personally believe that Ross Barkley would perfectly fill the void at Old Trafford. Despite the quality that Barkley has displayed during these years, he isn’t seeing a lot of minutes with the team, since Ronald Koeman doesn’t have Ross in his count, and now he’s been relegated to the bench – for most of the games.
Thanks to his quality, Barkley has gained a lot of pretenders and if the reports are to be believed, then Tottenham have been alerted by his situation at the Goodison Park, but watching the amount of talented midfielders the Lilly-Whites have, many people wonder why they should sign Barkley. Now we’ll try to figure out why Barkley can be a great addition to Manchester instead of Tottenham.
Unlike Tottenham, Manchester needs a #10 player with the characteristics of Barkley. Yes, they have Mata, Mkhitaryan and more, but none of those players has a similar game to Wayne Rooney. Barkley is the perfect replacement to Rooney with no doubt, as the guy can play easily as an attacking midfielder, as a second striker and also as a central midfielder.
Manchester needs him more than Tottenham because Spurs have a lot of great players who can cover those positions with extreme ease. There is no need for Tottenham to sign Barkley, as they only will waste the talent of the kid, unlike in Manchester, where he will have a big chance to become one of the best English players.
Barkley has a bright future ahead, but he needs to pick his next team very carefully, as it can change everything to him. However, playing either for Pochettino or Mourinho, the midfielder will learn a lot of valuable things.