Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent dropped a bombshell on Sunday after revealing that his client wants to join Man United next season.
The Red Devils and PSG are reportedly fighting for his signing, with United also willing to pay the €70m asking price for the Serbian midfielder
Milinkovic-Savic is likely to be a direct replacement for Paul Pogba, who is probably going to leave in the summer.
The Serbian shares similar qualities to Pogba, being an energetic, physical figure with an eye for something special. Here are a few ways he can fit into United’s line-up next season.
Option 1: In Midfield-Three
Erik ten Hag loves playing the 4-3-3 formation in which his midfield three maintains a narrow midfield line, being close to each other. Milinkovic-Savic can perfectly adapt to the system as he plays in something similar at Lazio.
The Serbian midfielder can excel in his center-midfield role alongside Fred and Bruno Fernandes. The hard-working midfielder has 11 goals and 13 assists from the center-midfield role for Lazio this season, so he can definitely add a spark to United’s midfield.
Option 2: As a no.10
Milinkovic-Savic is most comfortable in the center-midfield position, but can also operate in an advanced role. Indeed, the Serbian can play as a no.10 in a playmaker role if needed as well.
United could play him ahead of Bruno Fernandes in that no.10 role if he arrives, as Milinkovic-Savic boasts impressive creativity and the ability to score goals too.