The state of Manchester United’s midfield makes it quite obvious that manager Erik ten Hag needs to bring in further reinforcements if the team are to continue to challenge for the biggest prizes next season.
United have a long list of players who are currently out with Christian Eriksen and Donny Van de Beek both out for the long-term while key player Casemiro remains suspended for three more domestic games.
With only the much maligned pair of Scott McTominay and Fred along with loan signing Marcel Sabitzer to choose from, the top-four race has certainly got more tougher.
Frattesi, a man in demand
In an interesting twist, the Reds are said to be open to allowing Amad Diallo, who is currently out on loan, to join the Serie A side to sweeten the blow of losing their star midfielder.
This is in order to beat Jose Mourinho‘s Roma and Juventus to the race for the 23-year-old. Sassuolo are interested in a winger and Diallo, with his Serie A experience having played for Atalanta, would be a perfect addition.
“With a view to the planned English assault for Davide Frattesi, the new goal of United ‘s management, the club could put Diallo on the plate to convince the Emilians to give up their highly sought-after midfielder.
“It is by no means a mystery, in fact, that the interest not only of Tiago Pinto but also of Juve insists on the product of the Roma Youth.
“Another jewel spent a year and a half ago at Atalanta, Diallo’s talent, still to be explored, could be the key to overtaking Juve and Roma in their intent to grab the national team midfielder,” the report mentioned.
Diallo deserves United stay
Frattesi is certainly the right fit for United and he could be the perfect long-term partner for Casemiro as he excels in central midfield when he has the right kind of defensive cover.
He has six goals in 27 league games this season, more than any other United midfielder has managed in the Premier League, and at 23, he has a lot of scope for improvement.
But it does not make sense for Diallo to be sent back to Italy as he has shown he is ready for a place in the United first-team during his Sunderland loan stint.
Diallo has nine goals and two assists in 29 appearances for the Black Cats and United should certainly not relinquish their hold over the Ivory Coast international.