Erik ten Hag amazed by Alexis Mac Allister’s display, sees him as midfield partner for Casemiro

May 4, 2023

The 24-year-old has made a big impression with the Seagulls over the past year and he is currently one of the most sought-after midfielders in the Premier League.

The likes of Newcastle United and Liverpool are monitoring him but it appears Ten Hag is keen on bringing him to Old Trafford in the next transfer window.

The Dutch tactician was reportedly ‘amazed’ by Mac Allister’s display in the FA Cup semi-final and sees him as a potential partner for Casemiro in central midfield.

Ten Hag values the versatility of the World Cup winner. Brighton have set a €70 million asking price.

Mac Allister would be a brilliant signing for Man Utd

The Argentine has had a top season for the Seagulls, bagging 10 goals and two assists from 33 outings.

Aside from his goal involvements, he has also excelled with his distribution. He has completed 46 passes per league game with an accuracy of 88 per cent.

Defensively, he has won over two tackles and five duels on average.

Hence, Mac Allister has developed into a complete midfielder and Ten Hag will be hoping to lure him to Old Trafford with the assurance of a starting role.

Christian Eriksen is currently the regular in the number eight position but Mac Allister could be considered as a solid upgrade on the Denmark ace.

Meanwhile, Mac Allister could also deputise for Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes in the holding and attacking midfield positions when they are rested.

With the prime years of his career ahead of him, Mac Allister would be a no-brainer signing for United but they will have to pay a premium fee for his services.