MANCHESTER UNITED plan to scout Konrad Laimer once they play RB Leipzig in December, based on reviews.
And the Austrian midfielder might even be seen as a possible Paul Pogba alternative.
Manchester United are hoping to scout Konrad Laimer within the Champions League recreation towards RB Leipzig subsequent monthCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The report provides that the Crimson Devils will take advantage of the upcoming Champions League conflict to solid their eye over Leipzig ace Laimer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect journey to Germany for his or her closing Group H recreation on December 8.
Laimer missed the 5-0 thumping at Old Trafford as he continues rehab from an ankle fracture on the finish of August.
However there’s a likelihood he could also be again match once more in time to face United.
Laimer, 23, got here via the Crimson Bull Salzburg academy and has been dubbed by some because the Austrian N’Golo Kante for his tenacity and skill to win the ball again.
However whereas his spectacular stats – 11.23 defensive duels and 9.29 recoveries per 90 minutes – exceed any United midfielder, he additionally presents lots going ahead together with his passing and dribbling.
And Laimer’s confidence in a midfield pairing would swimsuit Solskjaer’s system, permitting Bruno Fernandes to function within the No10 position.
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As issues stand, the Norwegian has turned to Fred and Scott McTominay as the 2 sitting midfielders with Pogba unable to suit into the aspect.
That has led to the £89million man declaring this season ‘essentially the most troublesome interval of my profession’ and elevated hypothesis he’ll depart subsequent 12 months, regardless of triggering a contract extension.
Talking throughout the November worldwide break, Pogba opened up on how tough he is finding life at the moment.
He mentioned: “I had by no means identified such a troublesome interval in my profession.
“The France staff is a breath of recent air, the group is outstanding, it’s magic.”
Regardless of being totally match all season, Pogba has began simply 5 of United’s 12 matches this season, managing a objective within the Carabao Cup and assists towards Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
The 2 matches he accomplished the total 90 minutes had been the house defeats towards Spurs and Arsenal, conceding penalties in both.
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Paul Pogba is enduring a troublesome time at Outdated Trafford and will depart the membership subsequent 12 monthsCredit score: AFP or licensors