3 reasons why Manchester United should sign Ilkay Gündoğan

Jeremy Lin

3 reasons why Manchester United should sign Ilkay Gündoğan

Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gündoğan in recent weeks but how would the German international improve the Red Devils?

We explore three reasons why Manchester United could benefit from signing Gündoğan.

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1. Manchester United lack creativity in midfield

Borussia Dortmund star İlkay Gündoğan

Manchester United have been searching for a creative midfielder since Paul Scholes retired at the end of the 2012-13 season aged 38. The Red Devils have Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini as options in midfield, neither of which offer anything close to the creativity Scholes had.

United boss Louis van Gaal recently confirmed that he wants to buy a midfield player in the summer transfer window.

“I am looking for balance and I need balance in midfield,” van Gaal stated.

The addition of Gündoğan would add depth and creativity to the Manchester United  midfield. The German international has a passing accuracy of 84 percent this season and can be deployed in an attacking or defensive role.