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Could This Be United’s New Backbone?

Manchester have the financial power to buy anyone as proven after spending an incredible amount on Martial, an unknown youngster full of potential. Even though there was a lot of skepticism around this whole deal, the Frenchman proved a good investment. It may be time to invest some more as United’s current lot comes with some major short comings. Big changes are expected in the coming windows. Mostly, changes in terms of player departures. The age average is well balanced but mostly because of the fact that two extremes are combined not because most starting eleven players are at the peak of their career. Sure, you have names like Powell or Januzaj but you also have Valencia, Rooney and Carrick. You have Depay and Lingard but you also have Young. Then there are the players who should be team leaders. Players like Mata, Herrera and Fellaini should be delivering more. With that in mind, maybe some of the names speculated in the press should become more than rumors for United. Recently, an interesting combination arose, a combination that could help Manchester United have a real chance at claiming the Premier League title and even the Champions League. According to the Telegraph, a new central line could define itself by the end of the 2015-2016 season. The line should include:

Attack: Edinson Cavani – regardless of the fact that he does not get too much time on the pitch, he is still a player waiting to explode. Given the right opportunity, the Uruguayan could surely become a top scorer even in the toughest domestic competition in the world – the Premier League. If United paid as much as they did for Martial they could surely consider bringing in Cavani. He is 28 and looks on the verge of reaching his career high. That should last him for at least three or four years. If what the news says is true, PSG’s striker will be moving to Manchester even as soon as by the end of January.

Midfield: Felipe Anderson – Even though used mostly as a winger by Lazio, this 22-year-old Brazilian could be the missing link between the midfield and the attack. Turned into a No.10, Anderson is very likely to provide what Herrera failed to provide – consistency and that certain something Brazilian players have.

Defense: Mats Hummels – Under contract until 2017, the German international would be a huge upgrade to Manchester’s defense. He has all the experience in the world and most importantly a hunger for trophies. He is a leader and could go down the same line as Vidic or Ferdinand.