Man United will have a total of 15 players competing in the 2022 World Cup, three of whom will be playing in the central defense position. These players are Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, and Lisandro Martinez.
When Varane was injured shortly before the competition, fans were understandably very concerned about his health. He didn’t make a full recovery until very close to the start of the competition.
When Maguire gave a performance that was less than convincing at Man United, this became another cause for concern.
Nevertheless, when the 1/8 round of the World Cup approached, the performances of all three players mentioned above were extremely promising.
Maguire, Varane, and Martinez always know how to leave their mark on the field, and as a result, they are in the group that has the highest scores. This is in addition to successfully completing the tasks that were assigned to them.
Maguire has started each of England’s most recent four matches, which include three matches in the group stage and one match in the 1/8 round. He did not commit any errors and, on the other hand, defended himself quite well. During the first game, which was played against Iran, Maguire provided his teammates with one assist. During England’s recent victory over Senegal, the central defender for Manchester United also earned the highest score for the Three Lions’ defense.
Varane is no less competitive.
Varane is still an indispensable member of the French national team despite the fact that he has only recently returned from an injury.
He merely took a break before the first match and then started all three of the subsequent bouts.
Varane made a save that was virtually on the goal line during France’s 3-1 victory over Poland.
A situation like that exists with Martinez.
Martinez is able to ensure that his name is brought up whenever it comes up, despite the fact that he does not receive the main kick for Man United like Maguire and Varane do, but only when the opportunity arises.
Even though Lionel Messi is Argentina’s most famous athlete, J. Martinez deserves a lot of credit for the way he defends the team.
In the round of 16, Argentina defeated Australia by a score of 2-1; however, if not for Martinez’s spectacular tackle in the waning minutes of the match, the South American team would have been forced to stop playing much sooner.
Having seen what these three central defenders are capable of, it is certain that Man United’s coach Erik ten Hag will make things easier for the defense.
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In preparation for the January transfer window, Manchester United is holding discussions to plan to add a right back and a new striker to their roster.
United got off to a rough start to the season in August, losing their first game, 2-1, to Brighton, and then losing their second game, 4-0, to Brentford a week later. Both of these losses came in the same month.
But after that, they went on a tear in the Premier League, winning eight of their last twelve matches to move up to fifth place in the standings.
This season, finishing in the top four is the most important objective for the Reds, and they may need to add players in January in order to give themselves the best chance of achieving that goal.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, United are keeping a close eye on Denzel Dumfries and Jeremie Frimpong, in internal discussions to sign a new right-back should Aaron Wan-Bissaka leave Old Trafford. In the next few days, the team leadership will also consider the possibility of adding a new striker to the squad.
It is expected that the Red Devils will have to pay Bayer Leverkusen £ 21 million to get Frimpong – who is currently attending the World Cup with the Netherlands team. The advantage for them is that the 21-year-old really wants to move to Old Trafford.
As a result of Dumfries’ fantastic form, Louis van Gaal did not offer Frimpong an opportunity to play for the team in Qatar. The great player for Inter recently turned in a stellar performance, contributing to the orange team’s victory over the United States and advancing them to the quarterfinals of the World Cup by scoring one goal and assisting on two more.
The offensive of Manchester United also has to be improved, as they have only scored 20 goals in 14 Premier League games so far this season, which is the second lowest scoring record among teams who are currently ranked in the top 10. Furthermore, the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was terminated leaves Erik ten Hag with few options to choose from. Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo, both of whom play for the Netherlands national team, have recently been connected strongly with a move to the Old Trafford club. At the same time, it has been reported that the Red Devils are particularly interested in Joao Felix, a striker who plays for Atletico Madrid.