Why Domenico Berardi to Manchester United would be a solid move
Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi is in red-hot form at the moment, bagging six goals and two assists in six Serie A games so far this season.
The Sassuolo skipper, 25, missed the first Serie A game of the season against Torino due to a red card suspension but since making his return against Sampdoria with a hat-trick, he hasn’t looked back. The 25-year-old did fire blanks against SPAL, Parma and Atalanta but he scored against Inter Milan on Sunday, although Sassuolo ended up on losing side.
Domenico Berardi had managed only eight goals in the Serie A last season. This season, he looks a lot sharper and confident in his ability which has seen him already score six goals in as many games. With the Italian mightily impressing with his performances, Manchester United should reignite their interest in Berardi when the transfer window reopens in January.
Manchester United have endured the worst start to their season in 30 years but they halted arch-rivals Liverpool’s 17-game winning run at Old Trafford, frustrating the Premier League leaders with a 3-5-2 system. Yet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains under pressure as his team faces four back-to-back away games across all competitions.
The Red Devils have a huge fight on their hands to get into the top four this season, with the likes of Leicester City, West Ham and Crystal Palace aiming to grab a spot in Europe. Simply put, they need more quality and depth in the squad after selling some key players before the start of the season. There are a couple of areas Solskjaer must reinforce in January to boost his squad that has been hit with a lot of injuries.
Daniel James is proving a bargain signing for United following his summer switch from Swansea City. The Welshman is a left-winger by trade but also adept at playing on the other flank. The Red Devils need an outright right-winger to complement the likes of Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the attack.
Domenico Berardi fits the bill perfectly for United. A right-winger by trade, the Italian can also lead the line, play as a no.10 or secondary striker. He has chipped in with six goals and two assists already this season for Sassuolo and perhaps at 25 is ideal to take the next big step in his career.
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Exceptionally gifted and tactically versatile, Berardi would add a level of potency to United’s attack, and his ability to make intelligent runs in behind opposing defenders would provide them with a totally different facet to their play in the final third. The Sassuolo forward’s attributes and style of play make him suited to a side like United are crying out for a goalscoring winger – something they’ve sorely lacked since Cristiano Ronaldo left.
If Solskjaer manages to bring Berardi to Old Trafford in January, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance and one that bolster’s the Red Devils’ hopes of making it to the top four.