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This £20,000-a-week Leeds star would be Man Utd’s best bet for replacing Nemanja Matic – Agreed?

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Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips celebrates after scoring a goal. (Getty Images)

Why Kalvin Phillips to Manchester United would be an ideal move

According to a report in Daily Mail, Manchester United have moved their attention towards potentially signing Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the future transfer window/s.

It is being reported that United’s coaching team of Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna have been on a scouting mission to take a close look at the player for some time now. (h/t Daily Mail)

Kalvin Phillips
Kalvin Phillips

However, with the 23-year-old signing a new deal at Elland Road which saw his pay rise to £20,000-a-week, the Red Devils might have to pay over the odds in order to complete a move. (h/t Daily Mail)

Even though Leeds are not interested in selling the player and have already rejected one bid from Tottenham, they won’t be able to keep him if big clubs continue calling. (h/t Daily Mail)

Here’s why Manchester United should pay the money to get Phillips into their squad:

Phillips would be ideal Matic replacement

Kalvin Phillips is a quality defensive midfield player, who has been one of the better players in the Championship for a while now. He can also operate as a centre-back if required.

With over 150 appearances for Leeds in all competitions – and being a certain starter in all the league games – the 23-year-old has already gained valuable experience first-team experience.

Kalvin Phillips in action

In terms of his attributes, Phillips is a fantastic reader of the game without the ball. He is physically and aerially strong while passing the ball well and is a dynamic presence in the midfield.

If Manchester United sign him, they would have a player who can add dynamism to their midfield. With Nemanja Matic absolutely struggling for form, the Leeds man could replace him in the squad.

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Therefore, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men should pay the money required to sign Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United sooner rather than later.