After being appointed as Manchester United’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick is reportedly looking to bolster their midfield during the January transfer window.

According to The Times, United are interested in RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, who has a release clause of just £33million.

We’ve compared his 2021-22 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding Premier League stats of United’s current central midfield options. Note: we’ve not included Donny van de Beek or Jesse Lingard due to their lack of minutes this season.

Goals
Bruno Fernandes – 4
Amadou Haidara – 2
Fred – 1
Scott McTominay – 0
Paul Pogba – 0
Nemanja Matic – 0

Assists
Paul Pogba – 7
Bruno Fernandes – 3
Nemanja Matic – 2
Amadou Haidara – 0
Scott McTominay – 0
Fred – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Paul Pogba – 90.5
Bruno Fernandes – 160.2
Nemanja Matic – 236
Amadou Haidara – 424
Fred – 854
Scott McTominay – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Bruno Fernandes – 3.0
Paul Pogba – 2.1
Amadou Haidara – 2.0
Nemanja Matic – 1.0
Scott McTominay – 0.9
Fred – 0.7

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Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Paul Pogba – 2.6 (74.3%)
Scott McTominay – 1.4 (82.4%)
Amadou Haidara – 1.4 (77.8%)
Nemanja Matic – 1.0 (66.7%)
Bruno Fernandes – 0.7 (50%)
Fred – 0.4 (44.4%)

Passing accuracy
Scott McTominay – 88.1%
Nemanja Matic – 86.2%
Paul Pogba – 85%
Fred – 83.1%
Amadou Haidara – 81.4%
Bruno Fernandes – 77.3%

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Fred – 2.3 (43.4%)
Nemanja Matic – 2.1 (72.4%)
Scott McTominay – 1.9 (54.3%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.5 (41.7%)
Amadou Haidara – 1.4 (48.3%)
Paul Pogba – 1.1 (39.3%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Scott McTominay – 1.5
Fred – 1.1
Nemanja Matic – 1.1
Amadou Haidara – 1.0
Paul Pogba – 1.0
Bruno Fernandes – 0.4


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