Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VIDAL CAN BE UNITED MAN IN MIDDLE [Oldham Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VIDAL CAN BE UNITED MAN IN MIDDLE [Oldham Region]

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JOSE Mourinho wants Arturo Vidal to be part of his midfield revamp this summer.

The United manager will address his engine room when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season, with Michael Carrick set to depart.

Mourinho wants at least one new recruit and has identified Bayern Munich's Vidal as an ideal target to boost United's midfield.

Having just signed Alexis Sanchez to add more maturity to his attack, he sees fellow Chilean Vidal - 30 - as being able to do similar in the heart of his team. Carrick may not be the only midfield departure, with Marouane Fellaini still to sign a new contract.

Ander Herrera's future is also uncertain, despite United taking up the option to extend the Spaniard's contract.

Mourinho has already spent heavily in midfield - making Paul Pogba a world record £89m signing in 2016 and splashing out £40m on Nemanja Matic last summer. …

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