Three reasons Man United should sign Toni Kroos
Three reasons why Manchester United should sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos
Would bring out the best in Schweinsteiger
As Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger played a crucial role in Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign in Brazil 2014, the two midfielders will fit perfectly in Manchester United’s midfield in their quest to regain the Premier League title. As Schweinsteiger is seen as more of an anchor-man than a playmaker, Kroos will provide an excellent midfield partnership in supporting the attractive nature of Louis van Gaal’s philosophy, as well as dictate the tempo of the game with Schweinsteiger in support. Kroos and Schweinsteiger also have experienced at Bayern Munich too, with the pair playing their part in the treble season under Pep Guardiola in the 2012-13 season, which would immediately boost United’s chances of regaining success both in domestic and European competitions.
Perfect replacement for Scholes
Since Paul Scholes retired for the second time in his career in 2013, United have failed to find a suitable replacement to fill the playmaker’s boots. Kroos would be the perfect fit in the long term. The 25-year-old midfielder’s style of play has been applauded by coaches, pundits and fans with his long shots and passing accuracy prompting Joachim Lowe to describe him as “nearly perfect”. Scholes has already spoken of his admiration for the German midfielder and it is clear to see why. Last season, Kroos boasted an impressive 92.2% passing success in La Liga for Real Madrid, creating seven assists along the way, which betters Michael Carrick’s 89.6% in the Premier League.
United will need a dynamic midfielder that can fit the bill perfectly in an attacking and defensive sense, which Kroos can do. During his time at Bayern Munich, Kroos played in an attacking midfield role which saw the Bavarians win the treble under Guardiola before moving to Real Madrid where he played a more defensive role for Los Blancos. Under Carlo Ancelotti, Kroos partnered with Luka Modric in a holding role in his first season at Madrid. As well as this, he played a more central midfield role in a 4-3-3 formation in Germany’s World Cup triumph in 2014. With Kroos winning honours in separate midfield roles, United would be relishing at the opportunity in signing him as a key part of their midfield.