Man Utd target World Cup-winning Argentine MF they missed out on in summer

Manchester United, who have struggled this season, are targeting Spanish midfielder Guido Rodriguez.

“Manchester United are monitoring Betis midfielder Rodriguez,” English outlet TeamTalk reported on June 6 (KST), citing Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo. United were linked with Rodriguez last summer but the deal fell through.”

Rodriguez was born in 1994 and is in his late 20s. He is a resource who can play in defensive midfield and central midfield. After playing for River Plate in Argentina and America in Mexico, Rodriguez made his European debut with Betis in January 2020.

After joining the team midway through the 2019/20 season, Rodriguez scored one goal in 15 official matches that season. In 2020/21, he established himself as Betis’ main midfielder with two goals in 38 games. In 2021/22, he had two goals and three assists in 47 games, and in 2022/23, he had two goals in 44 games. This season, he has one goal and one assist in 14 games.

Rodriguez was called up by Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He started the team’s second Group C match against Mexico and scored a goal in Argentina’s 2-0 win. After being on the bench for the rest of the tournament, Rodriguez went on to win the trophy as Argentina reached the top of the competition.

United lack a reliable player in the midfield. They brought in Sofia Amrabat and Mason Mount in the summer, but neither has fully integrated into 메이저사이트 the team. Defensive midfielder Casemiro has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Christian Eriksen is entering his 30s and showing signs of decline. It remains to be seen if United can bring in Rodriguez.

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