Old Trafford requires reinforcements.
If Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday night demonstrated anything, it’s that reinforcements are badly required under Ralf Rangnick’s direction.
The players appeared uninterested, with the finest performer of the day (Phil Jones) having not played a senior minute in over two years.
Manchester United had two shots on target against Wolves ? pic.twitter.com/QH95cW3qIQ
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 3, 2022
Something isn’t adding up in Manchester, where prolific goalscorers Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo are deprived of service by erstwhile superstar prospect Jadon Sancho and promising prodigy Mason Greenwood, despite owning a group of big names.
January appears to be identified as a possible moment for midfield reinforcements, with Nemanja Matic remaining the top choice from a bench that also includes Donny van de Beek.
But, first and foremost, United has consented to another exit from Carrington.
Second loanee departs
Bournemouth have confirmed the capture of talented full-back Ethan Laird on a six-month loan.
Two days, two signings ✅
— AFC Bournemouth ? (@afcbournemouth) January 6, 2022
Laird, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Swansea, will now assist Bournemouth push for promotion from the Championship back to the top level under Scott Parker.
In an official statement, Bournemouth CEO Neill Blake revealed:
“Ethan is an exciting prospect and we are very pleased to have brought him on board. His style of play fits perfectly with ours and I’m confident he can help us build on what has been an excellent first half of the season.
“He has impressed during his two previous loan spells and is very well thought of at Manchester United, so we couldn’t be happier to have secured his services.”
Could the departure spur incomings at Manchester United?