Manchester United have blown hot and cold throughout the 2020/21 Premier League season.
In some matches the Red Devils have looked absolutely unbeatable, and in others they have been solidly knocked down.
It’s this inconsistency that must infuriate director Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and to that end, it looks like a particular deal is almost certain to be successful.
Despite center-back and £ 85million captain Harry Maguire on the spot, United have often looked uncomfortable at the back.
Whether it was as much the England international’s fault as his partner in the last four is a moot point.
Solskjaer has obviously seen enough, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, quoted by the Daily Mirror, United are turning to the “ new Nemanja Vidic ”, the Serbian international of Fiorentina, Nikola Milenkovic.
Moreover, the media reports that the Italian giants have resigned themselves to an “ inevitable ” move and have left the way clear for United to pursue their man.
Given that his contract expires in the summer of 2022, the next transfer window represents the last in which Fiorentina could demand reasonably large fees for their player.
Ed Woodward surely can’t avoid things from here …