More tackles than N’Golo Kante: why Mourinho must sign this workhorse

More tackles than N’Golo Kante: why Mourinho must sign this workhorse

By Mark Weasley

Manchester United boasted the second best defensive record in the just concluded Premier League season after Tottenham, but United do need to strengthen in the middle of the park. The Red Devils midfield currently don’t have a midfield enforcer in the mould of N’Golo Kante, who is currently turning heads at Stamford Bridge, and has won the PFA and Premier League Player of the season after a series of eye catching and mouthwatering displays all season.

Football evolution has meant that the role of the midfield destroyer is now more enforced. The lack of world-class defensive players in the mould of players gone by such as the likes of Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi and also that football has become much more attacking has meant that defences suffer a lot without the cover of a defensive midfielder in front of them.

Jose Mourinho has always loved water carriers, players willing to do their job and cover for their teammates without taking the glory for themselves. He has worked with the likes of Makelele, Thiago Motta, Sami Khedira and Nemanja Matic and it has been said that his error of not signing a player in this mould has cost him in his first season. Marouane Fellaini is not disciplined enough, Paul Pogba can’t do that role for the amount he was bought while there are concerns as to whether Ander Herrera can do it for a whole season. Step forward Idrissa ‘Gana’ Gueye.

Former Aston Villa man has definitely been overshadowed by Kante, but the statistics prove otherwise. No player has more tackles than the Senegalese’s 135, while he also managed 81 interceptions, exceptional figures for a player not really given much spotlight.

He will not require a huge transfer fee, and will be cheaper than other players in his position. United have finished sixth in the league this season, and if we are to be successful next season with players the manager is planning to bring in, they need a player they can depend on. No player available now can do that better than Gueye.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Mukalazi Musa

    we should sign Gana,he is a good player who can replace Carrick effectively.And on signing Lukaku!,i dont buy that because he can’t anything to our team and my suggestion signings could be:Griezman,Gana,B.Silver,Vandijk, Belotti,and Victor Lindelf

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  2. Surajit Chakraborty

    In my opinion MU needs a good CB, a defensive MD Field er ,one genuine striker and One LB .,.It may be Lindleof/Kane . Gana/Bakayako , Grizeman. / Belloti and Mendy/Rose….Let’s see what happens…

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  3. Star Sowa

    United Should Buy Nangolian/ Bakayoko, Grizeman, Belotti And Linelfot, Even Doglas Costa So That The Team Can Have More Speed In The Attack To Score Goals And Win More Trophies Please.

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  4. Anthony Omara

    I have always loved Gueye style of play.am still wondering why no much attention is given to such a player. he would be a perfect business for united

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  5. mansur idris dutsi

    plz our coach morinho what is the important of our money. plx u spend more money to buy defenders and strikers plz if u want win our tropics.

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