According to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal his number one summer priority is finding a deep-lying midfielder.
Despite making a host of new signings last summer the Dutchman was constantly vocal about still not having found the right balance in his squad, and with Michael Carrick expected to retire soon he has made finding cover for the England midfielder a summer priority.
‘The number six is a key player, yes,’ admitted Van Gaal. ‘I have more key roles – the number six is just one of those key roles. You have seen this season, for example, because Carrick is injured and I don’t have another, I have to play with Ander Herrera there.
‘He did it very well but it is not his speciality. That is why it is a key role but I cannot discuss other positions because then I show too much.’