3 reasons why Manchester United should consider late Doucoure move

It is not too late for Manchester United to consider a late move for Abdoulaye Doucoure.

He is a player who would be an ideal fit for United, who have not signed a single midfielder so far this summer.

BBC Sport reported Everton had a £30 million bid rejected, with Watford only willing to sell to a top six club.

Here is a look at three reasons United should consider a late transfer for Doucoure.

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Defensive quality

Douroure is an all round midfielder who has proven particularly adept in a defensive role for Watford.

He averaged two successful tackles per game last season and 2.1 the campaign before.

In two seasons he has 17 yellow cards, showing he isn’t afraid of putting his foot in.

At 26 he is younger and more mobile than Nemanja Matic and has a more creative side to his game.


Doucoure has been a star in the Premier League for the past three seasons and would take no adjustment to the division.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only bought from British clubs this summer and Watford’s willingness to let Doucoure, 26, move on to a bigger club could see everybody win.

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Game changer

The attacking side of his game is what helps Doucoure stand out.

Last season he scored five goals and provided six assists. The previous campaign he netted seven and create three.

One of these goals came a Old Trafford last season.

A midfield three of Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Abdoulaye Doucoure would have great balance.

Doucoure’s ability to score goals from midfield and defend would make him an ideal replacement for Ander Herrera.

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