Man United goal Serbian defender as an alternative choice to Victor Lindelof
Manchester United want to land A league Defender replaces Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men are currently second in the table in the battle for the title. While rivals Manchester City are comfortably at the top with 50 points.
Manchester United A great chance to earn points and play with City at the top Premier League. Everton made a strong and late comeback this past weekend to share the booty. Ole’s men went into battle on Saturday with an all-three stand against the Toffees.
Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani started and was the only striker for United. While Everton played the usual 4: 3: 1: 2 from Ancelotti, James Rodriguez played behind the two strikers. Red Devils took the early lead in the first half with Cavani’s header past Olsen in the six-yard area.
Marcus Rashford was the player who assisted the goal from the right flank. Portuguese striker Bruno Fernandes made a brilliant curling attempt with his right foot out of Wan-Bissaka’s ball, which ended just before the whistle at halftime within Everton’s shot stopper.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a late equalizer in stoppage time against United to secure a point (Image: Reuters).
Doucoure was in the box at the right time to get in from Dominic’s efforts behind United’s defensive line. In three minutes, James Rodriguez found the net from the edge of the box to level the goal line. United used the set piece, however, to take the lead again via McTominay.
As United looked to win after a 3-2 stoppage-time win, Dominic Calvert-Lewin shocked the Red Devils by scoring a late equalizer from Digne’s cross from the left.
United looking for Maguire’s partner:
United skipper Harry Maguire gets a new partner in the back (Image: Getty Images)
United’s defense needs to be stepped up to pair the central defender role with Maguire. Maguire and his crew in the back were the reason to take the lead off Everton last weekend. However, the team recorded a comfortable 9-0 win over Southampton last week.
Persistence is the main problem facing the United States defense, which has not yet found the perfect center-back and center-back combination. Maguire was tried with Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailey and Axel Tuanzebe at various points over the course of the campaign. Though it didn’t seem to work well for the Red Devils.
United are leading the race for Nikola Milenkovic from Serie A side Fiorentina, according to Calciomercato. The towering central defender’s contract expires at the end of next summer. He could be a possible alternative for Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford.
Should United sign Nikola Milenkovic?
Nikola Milenkovic is currently on United Radar as an alternative to Lindelof (Image: Imago Images)
Manchester United are now interested in signing the Serbian international from Serie A team Fiorentina. The 23-year-old’s signing is an upgrade for Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford. The former Partizan defender is currently an important player for Seria A. The £ 25million defender has made 19 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina this season, scoring two goals and one assist. Nikola also has 26 caps for himself. Lindelof was again a disappointment for United against Everton at the weekend.
The Serbian defender’s stats are proving to be better than Lindelof’s and his arrival could bolster United’s defense. Nikola Milenkovic can play at a higher level and his stats can reveal his standard. However, United will face stiff competition from several European clubs in the coming window.
Milenkovic currently averages more tackles (1.6) and more interceptions (1.2) per 90 in all competitions and, according to WhoScored, makes more blocks than Lindelof. The Serb’s presence on the back alongside Maguire could work well for the Red Devils going forward.