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Man United can become title contender if Lindelof, Baily can be converted into defensive midfielders

Manchester United's lack of a reliable defensive midfielder can be the only reason why they won't win the Premier League title this season. The transfer window has closed and Manchester United can't sign until January. However, Solskjaer can rectify his team's defensive midfield problems if he can convert Victor Lindelof or Eric Baily into defensive midfielders.

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Manchester United enjoyed a productive summer transfer as they welcomed 3 top-class players in their star-studded side. With the arrival of Ronaldo, Varane, and Sancho, Manchester United has been seen by millions of people as potential title contenders.

Despite Manchester United's successful transfer window, they failed to address one key area which might act as a very important factor towards determining if Manchester United can win the Premier League title or not. Manchester United failed to sign a good defensive midfielder in the transfer window. As of now, Manchester United only has Fred as their two recognized defensive midfielders in Manchester United because McTominay is recovering from an injury.

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Matic is a good player but age and his lack of pace won't enable him to thrive as Manchester United's main defensive midfielder. Fred has proven that he lacks coordination, confidence, and the skills to control Manchester United's midfield without the help of McTominay.

With these notable lapses, Solskjaer must look within his team to provide a lasting solution for this serious shortfall in midfield. One of the things he can do to rectify this issue is to convert Eric Baily or Victor Lindelof into defensive midfielders. Baily and Lindelof are good defenders and their marking abilities are good. Baily and Lindelof are quicker than Fred and Matic.

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Baily has the physicality to bully opponent's attackers, while Lindelof has the passing accuracy and football sense to outsmart any attacker in the Premier League. McTominay won't be coming back anytime soon because of the surgery he recently went through and Fred can't be one hundred percent without McTominay.

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Solskjaer's only solution is to convert Baily or Lindelof. With the arrival of Varane, Lindelof is expected to sit on the bench more often because Varane will most likely play alongside Maguire in Manchester United's defense. Baily will also sit on the bench more often than before. Solskjaer can channel Baily's and Lindelof's energy to the defensive modified position.

If Solskjaer converts Baily or Lindelof, he will have a stronger defensive midfielder and the likes of Fernandes, Greenwood, Sancho, Ronaldo, Cavani, and Pogba will have the license to surge forward and cause maximum damage to Manchester United's rivals. Solskjaer can turn his Manchester United team into the sole title contender if he applies this strategy.

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