MANCHESTER UNITED WANT £30M DRINKWATER.
Well isn’t this a big shout? Plenty of the big transfer news on The Sun’s website looks suspiciously like it has been written to garner clicks, but this is a Neil Custis exclusive that is also in the paper. Here we go.
Custis writes that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has identified Danny Drinkwater as a transfer target for January. There is a question as to why United wouldn’t have targeted Drinkwater in the summer, given that the Leicester midfielder has only recently signed a new contract, but still.
‘Mourinho believes Drinkwater is the man to sit in front of the back four and give the likes of Paul Pogba more freedom to push on,’ Custis writes. If that’s true, it’s bad news for Morgan Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Bastian Schweinsteiger.