According to CaughtOffside, Manchester United are interested in signing France international Yann M’Vila.
“Manchester United could be lining up a surprising move for Stade Rennais midfielder Yann M’Vila, who has had an interesting season to say the least.
M’Vila, a cultured holding midfielder, broke into the France international side at the age of 20 and became a first choice selection almost immediately – even breaking passing records for his country.
It was believed that he would be a mainstay in the French line-up for the next decade, and the press linked him with every big club in Europe. A rumoured price tag of upwards of £20m did not seem unreasonable speculation.”
It is no secret that United desperately miss a Roy Keane-esque defensive midfielder in the team.
The likes of Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick have failed to provide defensive cover during games and Sir Alex Ferguson has been forced to deploy a new-look ‘diamond-midfield’ formation to counter the team’s woes in the middle of the park.
M’Vila can surely clear out United’s midfield problems, but the Red Devils will be taking a massive risk if they actually do plan to sign the Frenchman.
The 21-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer, but the deal failed to go through due to the youngster’s apparent ‘attitude issues’. Thus, this could deteriorate the dressing-room environment and bring in problems for the club.
Moreover, although a sum of £20m shouldn't be much of a problem for United, the club can buy much better players for the same price range.
Kevin Strootman, often billed as the ‘next Roy Keane’, is available for transfer in January and will likely cost United less than M’Vila.
Not to forget, Celtic’s African jewel, Victor Wanyama. The 21-year-old has been in phenomenal form this season and has reportedly rejected a contract offer at the Scottish giants.
Thus, the player could be available for a cut-price deal and Fergie could surely try to bring Wanyama to Old Trafford.
As impressive Yann M'Vila might be the negatives of the deal surely outweigh the positives and United should look over to either of Strootmna or Wanyama instead.854458