Something has to change. Whether it is the manager or some players. Manchester United fans can’t be pleased with where the Premier League’s reigning champions are right now - Sitting at 9th in the table, 12 points away from Arsenal and in danger of losing a ticket for the Champions League qualification.
Let’s go out on a limb here and predict that David Moyes will keep his job at Old Trafford. Which player would he need the most to make a late push for the end of the season?
Out of an tempting set of young talents a signing of either Ilkay Gundogan or Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund could be helpful. But who would be the better transfer?
Assumed they can be persuaded to leave their well-respected manager Jurgen Klopp both would bring much more to the table then most of Manchester’s current talent in the middle of the field.
Gundogan was one of the cornerstones of Dortmund’s recent success winning the Bundesliga title twice and becoming Champions League runners-up last year. The 23-year-old German international has excellent dribbling skills and makes key passes.
Football magazine kicker called the German international a world-class player after last season, an unusual mention by the well respected publication.
The red flag for a possible Gundogan transfer would be his clinical record. His long lasting back injury should concern the most.
The other point is: I don’t see Moyes giving up on Fellaini (Here is another opinion on that).
That’s what would favour a move for Marco Reus. The 24-year-old would be an huge upgrade over Ashley Young and Nani recording 11 goals in 19 games.
His fast pace dribbling will take the pressure of Wayne Rooney and might open up some room for other players.
If Gundogan hasn’t been injured the result wouldn't be so obvious but I would certainly take Reus.
Right now though, Moyes will probably take whoever he can get.
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