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Analysis – Four more areas Manchester United need to fix this summer

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Defensive midfield

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Nemanja Matic of Manchester United. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

If Manchester United can’t get a central defender into the squad, finding a top defensive midfielder should become the priority.

Nemanja Matic has shown he’s not up to it under Solskjaer, while nobody knows about Fred.

United’s boss will want to give the Brazilian a second chance next season, but he’s unlikely to fill the kind of role they need.

Manchester United need a defensive midfielder who can protect the back four, control the midfield and dictate the tempo. It’s not an easy find by any means.