Man United must invest in midfield despite big-spending summer

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Despite spending big on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, Manchester United have been urged to spend big on a midfielder following the 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday.

Daily Mail wrote: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men may have extended their unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League to 27 matches against Southampton, but there were some concerns for the Norwegian this time around, unlike against Leeds.

“United fought their way back into the game through Mason Greenwood’s equaliser after a Fred own goal had handed the hosts the advantage.

“Saints forward Adam Armstrong may have blown the best chance of the game after Greenwood’s equaliser but it was United’s lack of creativity in midfield – despite some promising positions – which led Roy Keane to call for recruitment in that area.

“The Red Devils have already spent £115million this summer to sign Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

“But they will continue to struggle, particularly away from home, if the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are not supported with more creative flair than the likes of Nemanja Matic and Fred currently offer.”