Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid reatcs during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Girona FC at Wanda Metropolitano on April 02, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by The Daily Mail, Manchester United owners, the Glazer family are willing to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the January transfer market. They will hand Solskjaer the funds required to acquire the services of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez this winter. The Man United chiefs are aware that the Norwegian manager will need time to rebuild his squad at Old Trafford and are ready to back him when the transfer window reopens next month.

This latest development will undoubtedly be a welcome bit of news for Solskjaer as he looks to get the best out of his players during the busy festive period in English football when the fixtures come thick and fast. 

Saul’s Incredible Career At The Spanish Capital

Saul has earned a lot of praises for his performances for Atletico Madrid over the past few years. However, the Spanish talent has made an underwhelming start to this campaign as he is struggling to get his team over the line in some of the league matches. Diego Simeone’s men have drawn eight of their 16 games in the La Liga thus far which is why they are currently sitting in the 7th spot, eight points behind the league leaders, Barcelona.

The 25-year-old has featured in 20 matches for the Spanish outfit this term, scoring one goal across all competitions. Saul is averaging 2.1 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 1.8 clearances, 1.3 shots and 0.8 dribbles per game in the Spanish top-flight (stats via whoscored).

What Will The Spanish Midfield Ace Bring To The Theatre Of Dreams?

Saul is a complete midfielder who primarily operates in a central role but is versatile enough to fill in on the flanks if needed. He is an exceptional distributor of the ball and can also make some penetrative dribbles from the centre of the park. The 19-time Spanish international can read the game well and is also not shy of putting a defensive shift by making some vital interceptions for his team.

Will Saul Be A Good Fit For The Mancunian Giants?

There is no denying that recruiting a player of Saul’s ilk will add a lot of quality to the Man United midfield. He has the potential to make a significant impact in England at both ends of the field. Therefore, Solskjaer should go all out to bring him to Old Trafford in January as he will be an excellent fit for his squad.

Both Fred and Scott McTominay started this campaign slowly, but they have performed well over the past couple of matches. However, if Solskjaer is looking to build a squad capable of challenging for trophies, then he needs to make some world-class acquisitions in the next few transfer windows.

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