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Sir Jim Ratcliffe agrees with Kobbie Mainoo on dream Man United partner with Arsenal battle



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Kobbie Mainoo have agreed on the Manchester United midfielder’s dream partner ahead of the summer transfer window.

Kobbie Mainoo‘s rise at Manchester United has been wonderful for fans to witness during a season that has brought a lot of misery and unhappy faces around the Old Trafford club.

During Erik ten Hag‘s second season, United have seen themselves knocked out of the Champions League and Carabao Cup while sitting seventh in the Premier League, with the FA Cup their only chance at glory this campaign.

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However, Mainoo has confirmed himself as a player that the club must start moulding their team around from next season onwards, starting with finding him a suitable partner.

Mainoo’s vast skillset at such a young age allows for a great scope for what type of profile the club should be signing, and both he and Sir Jim Ratcliffe agree on who the dream signing is.

The Dream: Paul Scholes

Speaking to club media recently on who his dream midfield partner would be, he said: “Hmmm, I’d say [Paul] Scholes. Although, there might not be a lot of defending happening between the two of us!”

expanding on his decision, Mainoo explained that the United legend’s “passing, movement, intelligence and the way he could finish” were why he felt Scholes would be a dream to play with.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, speaking on the Cycling Club podcast, agreed. “Paul Scholes, I’d bring in. That’s the player that is most missing,” he said when asked which ex-United player he’d bring into the current side if still in their primes.

United battling Arsenal

Elsewhere, United are reportedly looking to battle with Arsenal for RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko this summer.

The report from Standard Sport explains that as Mikel Arteta’s men have been scouting the 6ft 4in striker as an option to add to their firepower, United are said to be “keeping track” of the Slovenian.

His representatives have reportedly been guests at both Chelsea and Manchester United games this season. He has a £42.7 million release clause in his contract that will become active once the summer window kicks off.