Dony van de Beek was the last midfielder the Reds signed when he joined from Ajax for £40m in September 2019 - and that move hasn't worked out as all parties hoped.
The Dutchman has struggled for game time at Old Trafford and he will look to leave in the summer.
The 24-year-old made just two Premier League starts last year.
Yet it's in defensive midfield where United need to strengthen.
So, which midfield signing should the Reds make in the summer? Our
M.E.N. United writers have had their say....
CENTRAL midfield was an area neglected by United last summer and it's clear reinforcements are now required, although it is less than two years since the club a committed £40m on a midfielder i that the manager at the time was pushing for.
The Donny van de Beek signing has been a disaster and if he pushes to leave this summer, as it's expected he will, then the Reds will probably need replacements for him and Paul Pogba.
The priority has to be a defensive midfielder, especially if United are now sticking with the 4-3-3 system that allows them to play two number eights.
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