Manchester United “identifies Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente as an ideal option” while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately tries to sign a loan midfielder following injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay
- Manchester United reportedly made Marcos Llorente his # 1 goal. 1
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a central midfielder in an injury crisis
- The Red Devils have the pair of midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay both sidelined
- Llorente has only started three league games for Atletico since his £ 35 million move
Manchester United will try to sign Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente on loan in an attempt to resolve the crisis due to injury in midfield, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently without Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, leaving him short of options in the middle of the field.
And according to MEN, United explorers see Llorente as the “ideal option” to fill the void until the end of the season.
Manchester United are reportedly looking for a loan move for Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a midfielder after losing Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay due to injury
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The Red Devils are said to watch players in Europe – rather than the Premier League – as they attempt to sign a loan deal before the January window closes.
Llorente has only started three of Atletico’s 19 La Liga games since he made a controversial £ 35 million move from Real’s rivals last summer.
United are said to be targeting players who haven’t had much fun this season, with the 24-year-old adjusting to the bill.
Llorente has only appeared for 16 minutes in the league and in the Champions League in the last two months, but has left the bench both in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup and in the last week.
Llorente chases Real Madrid star Luka Modric in last week’s Spanish Super Cup final
Pogba, pictured in action against Newcastle last month, is injured again after hurting his ankle
MEN also report that United global scouting chief Marcel Bout is believed to have made a number of trips to Spain this season.
Solskjaer has already confirmed that he is on the market for two new players this month.
He said: ‘We are looking at a couple of signatures. Strengthen here and there, but the main group is there and the attitude is there and physical strength. ”
Pogba is expected to return to action early next month after suffering another ankle injury, while McTominay may be missing until April with a knee problem.