October 22, 2021


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Ruben Neves and Declan Rice tipped to sign for Manchester United on transfer deadline day

Manchester United have enjoyed a summer transfer window to remember, although supporters will be hoping for one final delve into the market on deadline day.

The signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have sparked excitement at Old Trafford, with the trio adding quality and experience to the first-team squad.

However, United do still look a little light in central midfield and if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to make a surprise swoop for a player on Tuesday, then you suspect it will be to bolster this facet o

With that in mind, bookmakers have United high in the market in the betting for some midfield options. Here are a couple of players the Red Devils are favourites to sign.

Odds courtesy of SkyBet and accurate as of 3

Ruben Neves, Wolverhampton

The Wolverhampton Wanderers star was involved in a controversial moment during United’s 1-0 win at Molineux on Sunday and his reaction to Paul Pogba’s tackle – which was deemed not to be a foul in the buildup to Mason Greenwood’s winning goal after a VAR review – prompted some ire from Reds fans.

All would surely be forgiven if Neves was to make the switch to United on deadline day, though.

The former Porto man is a high-class operator, able to sit deep in midfield and dictate the tempo of matches with his precise passing range.

Neves has been linked with United previously and with Renato Sanches reportedly close to joining Wolves on loan from Lille, perhaps a path could open up for Neves to move to Manchester on Tuesday.

With the Portugal international 2/1 to become a United player before the transfer window closes, the bookmakers do seem to think there is a chance that this one comes off.