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Manchester United Interested In Serbian Midfielder Enforcer: Can He Be A Productive Addition?

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Prasoon Sur
Prasoon is a law student who lives in the North East of India. Wildly innovative, football is more than a passion for him.

If one of the latest reports is to be believed, Manchester United are desperate to sign Lazio’s midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at the end of this season. It is perceived that Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Milinkovic-Savic for quite some time now and has put him on his radar.

He has been linked to several English clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea, although any sort of deal to prise him out of the Stadio Olimpico has failed to materialize. Milinkovic-Savic emerged through the youth ranks of Grazer AK and Vojvodina, before being promoted to the senior side of the latter.

He then moved to the Belgian outfit Genk, and after his fine season with them, he was made to sign on the dotted line by Lazio a couple of seasons ago. He has been a stupendous package for the Eagles, and in 4 Serie A appearances so far this season, the 22-year-old has bagged 1 goal and registered 2.8 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and 1 clearances per game on an average.

The youngster is a midfield monster and his dominating physical presence makes him a daunting figure to lock horns against for his opponents. He passes the ball really well and knits the team as a properly constructed unit. Further, he possesses the requisite pace in his boots and has the technical and tactical understanding of the game which makes him an appealing commodity.

He is capable of catering to offensive as well as defensive endeavours of his side and no wonder why his stocks are so highly rated as this stroke of the hour. Milinkovic-Savic is good in the year, takes proactive measures against his opponent’s movements and cushions the defensive line of his side with relative ease.

Manchester United have carved an excellent start to their campaign in the English top division, having bagged 13 points from their first 5 league games and are placed 2nd in the league table. The former Chelsea gaffer made three ground-shattering signings in the shapes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof during the summer transfer window and he does have the requisite ammunition in his arsenal.

Nonetheless, the Red Devils are planning for the future now and given the traits which Milinkovic-Savic has on offer, he would be an astute signing for them. Despite his young age, he has shown immense maturity and calmness and a move to the Old Trafford within a year or two would be an ideal endeavour for him.

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