Manchester United have been looking to solve the midfield dilemma since the departure of legendary Alex Ferguson but have failed up till now.
David Moyes brought Marouane Fellaini as his major midfield signing and the former Evertonian could not fit in in his first season.
The Belgian has done well under Van Gaal but still remains far from the man who can solve United’s midfield problems.
The Red Devils have been weak in defense as well and in such a scenario, Van Gaal has been looking to secure a strong defensive midfielder.
Former Manchester City man and Dutch international Nigel De Jong has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since last summer.
However, the current AC Milan star stayed put with the Rossoneri but will be available on a free transfer as reports suggest that the Italian side are not looking to renew his contract.
As per the provided Metro link, Manchester United are to finally complete his signing and are already in talks to secure his services for free next summer.
De Jong was one of the most influential players for Louis van Gaal during the World Cup where Netherlands ended the competition winning the third place.
With a play breaker like De Jong, United’s defense will get the much needed shield in front and signing an experienced premier league player on a bosman is surely worth it.
Apart from De Jong, United must sign a creative midfield player next summer as well.
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