When he returned to the Premier League, Alexis Mac Allister brought his World Cup-winning form with him, helping Brighton improve their chances of playing in Europe next season.
A number of top teams are getting ready to pounce this summer thanks to his quick feet, poise in the final third, and lethal ball-striking ability.
We wonder whether the 24-year-old star would be happy moving to Old Trafford as Manchester United prepares to go to Wembley for their semi-final matchup against Mac Allister and the Seagulls.
Players who perform well on the international stage often garner notice, and Mac Allister was a key component of Argentina’s victory in Qatar. Since then, a wide range of elite Premier League teams, including United, Chelsea, and Liverpool, have shown interest in Brighton’s No. 10.
This summer, a move is anticipated, according to his father, Carlos Mac Allister.
He said: “Normally the next [transfer window] will find him playing in another club, we don’t know which one. The talks are just beginning in general but it is most likely that Alexis will already be playing in another team next July.“
Pressure on Opponent’s box
Marcus Rashford’s workload at United would undoubtedly benefit from a goal-scoring midfielder. In the league, Mac Allister has scored eight goals, including five from the penalty spot, and generated an incredible 30 opportunities.
In addition to being a goal threat, he is also difficult for defenders to contain as he maneuvers in confined spaces on the field because to his close control. The Santa Rosa native has finished 28 of his 42 attempted take-ons for the Seagulls so far this season.
Mac Allister also has an outstanding record of performance on defense, something United manager Erik Ten Hag would undoubtedly value.
The player’s objective is to regain possession as soon as possible. This season, he has made 55 tackles and 22 interceptions in the top division. In the center third, the World Cup winner has also retrieved control 98 times, which is second only to his midfield partner Moises Caicedo in terms of totals.
An offensive midfielder who is so ready to work hard is uncommon, making Mac Allister an extremely important player.
Today’s FA Cup semifinal matchup between Brighton and Ten Hag’s team will give Ten Hag’s team a better opportunity to observe Mac Allister’s abilities.
With two goals and one assist in this competition, the 24-year-old has been one of his team’s top goal threats, so United will have to fight hard to keep him quiet.
The Seagulls, though, have performed equally well defensively, having allowed just two goals in their first four FA Cup games.
This is going to be an entertaining contest, and depending on how the Argentine plays, United might decide to make a move this summer.