Manchester United Transfer News: Sir Jim Ratcliffe poised to bring in ex-Chelsea flop as Casemiro’s replacement

Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in England, has been struggling since the retirement of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. No manager has been able to replicate his success, leading to a period of inconsistency and disappointment for the club. The team has been plagued by injuries and has underperformed in various competitions, including an early exit from the Champions League group stage and a disappointing performance in the Carabao Cup against Newcastle.

After a decent run of five matches undefeated lately, Manchester United again fell to Fulham at old Trafford on Saturday. This loss brings their total of 5 losses at the Theatre of Dreams. After the recent loss, Manchester United now sits 6th in the Premier League and are 8 points behind the top 4. Hence, the Red Devils are looking to bring in reinforcements for the squad.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe interested to sign Ross Barkley

After the arrival of Sir Jim Ratcliffe, things have started to change in the club. New additions and some potential signings might bring back the club where it belongs.

According to The Sun, Sir Ratcliffe is now targeting the Hatters midfield maestro Ross Barkley as a potential addition to the United squad. The 30-year-old star has played an immense role for the high-flying Luton Town. During the match against Manchester United, the Hatters put up an impressive fight, thanks to the domination of Barkley in the midfield.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the owner of Nice, had previously signed Ross Barkley during the start of the 2022 season. There are now rumors circulating that the English midfielder could reunite with Sir Jim as he eyes up bringing Barkley to Manchester United. Additionally, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly interested in acquiring other players such as Michael Olise and Jarrad Braithwaite for the squad.

Can Ross Barkley fill Casemiro’s shoes?

The Manchester United fans can see a surprising addition to the Manchester midfield after the rumor of Sir Jim Ratcliffe targeting Ross Barkley. Though Ross Barkley will be a great addition to the team, he has a very little chance of starting over Bruno and Maino.

The only one he can be seen replacing is the 32-year-old Brazilian Midfielder, Casemiro, who has been found jeopardizing United midfield on many occasions. Despite Casemiro’s experience, Barkley’s current form in the Premier League is impressive. Nonetheless, filling the shoes of a legend like Casemiro, who played a crucial role for Eric ten Hag’s side last year, would be a challenging task.

The accumulation of yellow cards by Casemiro, especially in recent matches like the one against Luton Town, has raised concerns about his reliability for Manchester United. With four yellow cards in his last five appearances, Casemiro appears to be walking a fine line and posing a potential risk of being sent off.

Eric ten Hag may not be willing to take chances with a player prone to making reckless challenges, as it could lead to the team playing with 10 men in crucial upcoming matches. Therefore, considering offloading Casemiro and bringing in a midfielder with more Premier League experience seems like a sensible option for the club.

The upcoming summer transfer window will be an exciting one for Manchester United as the fans await to see which of the potential players would be added to the squad and what other change they could see in the board members.

Drop your thoughts and tell us which players Jim Ratcliffe should sign.

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