Aston Villa star reportedly third-best Man United midfielder after Pogba and Fernandes

Journalist Luke Hatfield believes John McGinn would replace Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and Fred.

The Scotland international is one of the Premier League’s most underrated midfielders since Villa was promoted two years ago, missing only 12 league games during this period.

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Discussing United’s problems after their recent crisis in all competitions, former Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor said talkSPORT that McGinn is better than anything they currently have at Old Trafford.

He said: “I say that every time I see him play, but when Fred puts the ball in it’s just sloppy passes and he’ll give it. Even when he’s there to win the ball he doesn’t. not see why he is on this team.

“There are a lot of central midfielders who would go into this Manchester United side. John McGinn, come into that midfield.”


This season alone, McGinn (6.89) comfortably has a better WhoScored average rating than the United pair, with McTominay at 6.71 and Fred slightly higher at 6.72.

The Villa midfielder had another strong start to the season, once, scoring a superb volley at Watford on opening day, in six appearances, to help the Midlands squad into the first half ahead of the final international break, despite their 2-1 loss to Tottenham on Sunday.

McGinn’s form over the past few seasons has seen him linked to a daring movement to United’s northwest rivals Liverpool this summer as a potential replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, with Jurgen Klopp seeing firsthand what he is capable of in Villa’s 7-2 win over his side last season .

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Hatfield was asked about Agbonlahor’s comments on Manchester United and agreed with McGinn.

What did Hatfield say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “As opposed to the McGinn case, I would have McGinn on the two central midfielders, not counting Pogba and Fernandes at Manchester United.”

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It’s almost funny to talk about someone who played for Hibernian three years ago as good enough to play for the Red Devils. Many would argue it’s more down to the lack of quality United’s midfielder, but that wouldn’t do justice to McGinn, who has been one of the most consistent performers outside of the first six over the past two years.

United will obviously have more high profile targets than McGinn, but it wouldn’t be wrong to say bringing him in would improve their midfield department.

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