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Report: Man United Face Major Competition for PSG Midfield Star

Manchester United’s Midfield Pursuit: The Race for Manuel Ugarte Heats Up

Manchester United are entering a highly competitive race to secure Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte, as detailed by Football Transfers. The 23-year-old, who made a significant impact at PSG following his move from Sporting CP, is now on United’s radar as they aim to strengthen their squad for the 2024-25 season.

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Urgent Midfield Needs

With Sofyan Amrabat returning to Fiorentina after his loan and Casemiro attracting attention from Saudi Pro League clubs, United’s midfield requires urgent reinforcements. Erik ten Hag’s team sees Ugarte as a top target to enhance their central midfield options. His dynamic playstyle and defensive capabilities make him an ideal candidate for Ten Hag’s tactical setup.

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Bayern Munich Joins the Fray

However, securing Ugarte’s services won’t be straightforward for Manchester United. They face stiff competition from Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich, who are also keen on bolstering their midfield. Bayern’s interest in securing a defensive midfielder has them eyeing Ugarte alongside Fulham’s Joao Palhinha, setting the stage for a potential bidding war.

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Ugarte’s Current Form

Despite being an unused substitute in several key Champions League matches for PSG, Ugarte’s overall performance remains impressive. His participation in all three group stage matches for Uruguay at the Copa America, helping them top Group C, underscores his importance on the international stage and highlights why top clubs are vying for his signature.

As the transfer saga unfolds, both Manchester United and Bayern Munich will be keen to conclude negotiations swiftly, aiming to integrate Ugarte into their squads ahead of the new season. This transfer could significantly impact United’s midfield stability and their aspirations for the upcoming campaign.

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