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A Manchester United target for a “extraordinary” £17 million combines Casemiro’s clearances with Bruno’s goals.It is either a damning indictment of Manchester United’s squad construction or a testament to the 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo’s extraordinarily versatile skill set that he is the closest thing Erik ten Hag has to a “complete” midfielder.

With the exception of Mainoo, the engine room of Manchester United is replete with specialists but devoid of all-arounders. Bruno Fernandes, an accomplished creator, frequently encounters obstacles in exerting influence beyond his preferred position at number ten. Christian Eriksen continues to be exceptional when in possession but mediocre when not. Casemiro, on the contrary.Scott McTominay is one of the few consistent goal threats in Erik ten Hag’s squad, but his presence arguably detracts from the performance of the rest of the squad, especially in the buildup phase. Conversely, Sofyan Amrabat seems to be devoid of the necessary dexterity and physical prowess to flourish amidst the frenetic activity and high-pressure environment of the Premier League.

 

Mason Mount could potentially resemble the Swiss Army Knife owned by Manchester United. A combination of a creator, a finisher, a presser, and a passer. However, due to injuries, he has been unable to make a significant influence since his mammoth transfer from Chelsea.

 

In light of the foregoing, allegations circulating on Goal Brasil that the Red Devils are considering acquiring Atalanta ace Ederson are all the more intriguing. Exciting as well.Ederson, whom La Dea reportedly values at approximately £17 million, is predominantly perceived as a “defensive-minded” midfielder. However, according to United In Focus and Brazilian journalist and Vamo Corinthians editor Rogerio Amaral, his game consists of much more than regaining possession from opposing attackers.

 

“Ederson is a powerful player who completes numerous tackles,” explains Amaral. “[However] he has a decent pass and makes longer passes on average as well. While not designated as an offensive midfielder, he does make intermittent appearances in the attack.Emerson’s average of 2.5 effective tackles per game is nearly identical to Casemiro’s (WhoScored). While breaking up attackers remains his principal function, he is not opposed to finishing them off at the opposite end of the pitch. Gian Piero Gasperini, the Atalanta head coach who oversaw Rasmus Hojlund’s sensational season in Bergamo, has undoubtedly unleashed Emerson’s potential for netting goals this season.

 

With this week’s five goals against Frosinone, Ederson has scored nearly the same number of goals this season as he did prior to the start of the 2023/24 season. His impressive return is more than any Manchester United player this season, with the exception of McTominay, in the Premier League.

 

The tackles of Casemiro and the strikes of Bruno FernandesMoreover, with an average of 1.4 interceptions per match in Serie A, none of United’s current midfielders are significantly better equipped. This total was only surpassed by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, one of the most prolific tacklers in Europe. A pass completion rate of 83% is respectable, but not exceptional, considering Atalanta’s propensity to move the ball deftly and swiftly through the thirds while taking risks in possession.

 

He ranks second in Serie A in terms of challenges won, among the top 15 in terms of ball recoveries, and his energy levels are an additional crucial quality, according to FBREF.The term “extraordinary”

“He is in exceptional physical condition,” Gasperini told TMW in October.

 

Interestingly, Atlanta president Luca Percassi uses the same term to describe a man who, unlike the majority of Manchester United’s current midfielders, is not so much a specialist as he is a maestro of a variety of departments.

 

“Ederson is undergoing a process of development.” “An exceptional young man, both on and off the field,” Percassi tells Sky Italia. “His track record speaks for itself.” We are extremely pleased with his actions. Due to the club’s substantial investment, patience is required.

 

“Preceding this year, he had already performed admirably the year before,”

 

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