Manchester United finished the summer transfer window without bolstering their midfield.

The Red Devils need to focus on that area in the coming windows, taking the situations of Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba into account.

Van de Beek has struggled for minutes since swapping Ajax for the English club in 2020. His agent has reportedly been working hard for weeks to form an exit plan for the winter market.

Pogba, on the other hand, has a contract expiring in 2022 and is not close to signing a new deal so far.

Reports in England have stated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are struggling to extend the France international’s contract, want his future sorted before Christmas.

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Calciomercato have relayed these claims, and add United would be ‘seriously thinking’ of Marcelo Brozović due to Van de Beek and Pogba having uncertain futures.

The Croatia international is vital to Inter Milan as he is the ‘backbone’ of the Serie A side. The title states United ‘confirm’ interest in Brozović, who also has a contract that runs down at the end of this season, and is followed by ‘other top clubs’.

Calciomercato doesn’t mention whether United are ‘seriously thinking’ of signing the Nerazzurri man in January or next summer.

This report comes days after Gazzetta dello Sport stated the Premier League side can return for Brozović after deciding to ‘postpone the purchase’ in the summer.