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Man Utd signing this £52.5m star would simply be a waste of money

mediareferee: As per a report from the Mirror, Manchester United are ready to make an offer for Milan Skriniar after Inter Milan said that the defender could leave this summer.

Skriniar came through the youth ranks at Slovakian club MSK Zilina. The centre-back made 93 appearances for his boyhood club before joining Sampdoria in January 2016. Eighteen months and 38 appearances later, Inter Milan came calling in the summer of 2017.

Since signing for the Nerazzurri, the Slovakian international has grown into one of the most coveted defenders in Europe. He has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City along with United. Till date, the 25-year-old has made 118 appearances for Inter, contributing with four goals and three assists.

Manchester United have made an impressive recovery after a dodgy start to the 2019/20 season. The Red Devils currently sit in the 5th place in the Premier League table, just three points below 4th-placed Chelsea. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are alive in the FA Cup and the Europa League as well.

While the 20-time English champions have shown signs of progress under Solskjaer, the club is still some way off from challenging the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City. And for that to happen, United need to add a few more quality players to their ranks. Especially on the right flank as well as the centre-forward department. A new defensive midfielder would also be a good investment for the club.

A new centre-back not a pressing concern for Manchester United
However, at the moment, the Red Devils are seemingly not in need of a new centre-back. United invested heavily in Harry Maguire last summer, making him the world’s most expensive defender. The Englishman has made an immediate impact at Old Trafford and has been named club captain in his very first season.

Apart from him, United also have Victor Lindelof, who has looked solid playing alongside Maguire. Eric Bailly has also been rock-solid since returning from injury, while Solskjaer also has academy graduate Axel Tuanzebe to call upon.

Phil Jones’ future may be clouded with uncertainty, but Chris Smalling is set to return to Old Trafford after a successful loan spell at AS Roma. With the Serie A giants unable to sign him permanently, the 30-year-old may end up staying put at Manchester United.

Furthermore, Manchester United’s performances at the back have improved considerably over the course of the season. The Red Devils have conceded just 30 goals in the league this term. Only Liverpool (21), Sheffield United (25) and Leicester City (28) have let in fewer goals.

Prior to the suspension of football due to coronavirus, Solskjaer’s side were on an eleven-game unbeaten run in all competitions. During this run, they have kept nine clean sheets, while conceding just two goals.

They have been quite solid at the back and have enough depth within the ranks as well. Hence, a move for Skriniar at the moment is not a necessary one for the Red Devils.

Source: Published by mediareferee

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Oladele Akinola Oludare
Oladele Akinola Oludare
12 days ago

I think United needs Center back.
But I hope they bring in quality Signing

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
12 days ago

Man u do not need another center back now

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
12 days ago

I think it is just mere speculations, manchester united have better options at the heart of defense, i see no need in signing skriniar.

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
12 days ago

Manchester need this player than pogba

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
12 days ago

His a good player, I have watched him play

Idowu Ayomipo
Idowu Ayomipo
12 days ago

He might just end up being top quality

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
12 days ago

Dis guy is gud bt United don’t nid a centre back fr nw

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
12 days ago

How many centre back will Manchester United will sign , already United have quality centre back , so there is no need to sign him

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
12 days ago

The way mun are over spending are becoming something else. I doubt if they would nt end up into another debt.

AREO Abioun
AREO Abioun
12 days ago

Manchester unitedneeds to keep huge money instead since they have the likes of Lindelof,Bailey

Esther Areo
Esther Areo
12 days ago

Manchester united h have already get many world class Central back defense line so they needs to keep this huge money for future purposes

Peter Destiny
Peter Destiny
12 days ago

I think the fees for the player is too much and I prefer they buy Dayot upcaenmo from RB Leipzig at a cheaper price

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
12 days ago

Man-u already have center back no need for the new signing except for other reasons though.

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
12 days ago

Exactly, a move for Skriniar is not a necessary move, it’s a totalking misuse of money. We have center backs and that department is functioning as it should be.

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
12 days ago

Is ned of update

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
12 days ago

They have to think very well before taking actions

Ukwade peace
Ukwade peace
12 days ago

I don’t think United need another defender let’s concentrate on what we have now and build our team to together.

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
12 days ago

My advice is that they should consider some where else if they think buying him is a West of money

Joseph Gbenga
Joseph Gbenga
11 days ago

They didn’t needs center back now they should just sign a gud winger.they will be very dangerous if they cdn sign sancho

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
11 days ago

Man united should sign him personally he will be a good buy and will pair well with Maguire

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
11 days ago

Personally i think he will be a good buy and better to hold the defence with Maguire

Richard Rotimi
Richard Rotimi
11 days ago

They should think twice before taking any move to sign hit

Atte
Atte
11 days ago

If United does not have any need for a center back then why would the club spend that much to sign Skriniar. With the likes of Maguire, Bailly, etc, they need to focus on signing attackers, not defenders. I still hate the fact that they let Ighalo go

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
11 days ago

I dont think Manchester United needs a centre back.

Nwakor Emmanuel
Nwakor Emmanuel
11 days ago

The guy is good
Buy him.

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
11 days ago

I don’t think defence is United’s priority this summer

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
11 days ago

they don’t need to rush in this transfer market there are better player outside there

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
11 days ago

Defensively, Manchester United isn’t bad considering the money spent in acquiring Harry Maguire so spending so much for another defender isn’t advisable. The money should be used in getting players for other departments of the team

Abidemi oladele
Abidemi oladele
11 days ago

Still…Manchester united won’t won anything

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
10 days ago

United did not need centre back for now

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
10 days ago

i think the center back is active and there will be no need signing another