Man United are still in the market for Liverpool target Timo Werner & Marcus Rashford’s positive back update

Man United are still in the market for Liverpool target Timo Werner

After his hat-trick last weekend against Mainz, RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner couldn’t find the target on Wednesday in a 2-2 home draw with Hertha Berlin.

Werner nevertheless remains the second-highest scorer in the Bundesliga on 24 goals, while he’s coveted by some of the biggest teams in the Premier League.

For months, Liverpool have been name checked as leading the race to sign Werner in the next transfer window.

That’s lead to plenty of back and forth in the media, with Leipzig issuing a statement this week that Werner’s price tag won’t be reduced in the current coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, ESPN added some spice in the race to sign Werner, by reporting that Man United remain in the market for the 24-year-old German international.


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ESPN have their doubts. Readers are told:

Werner, who has scored 30 goals in 38 games for Leipzig this season, is on the list of players being watched closely by United’s recruitment department even though there is a belief within the club that he is more likely to end up at Liverpool if he decides to move ahead of next season.

Perhaps the big takeaway in this story for Man United fans is that the club are looking to add a striker to their roster.

It’s noted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “remains keen to revamp his forward line”.


Marcus Rashford’s positive back update

There’s been a lot of positivity around Man United striker Marcus Rashford in recent days.

Rashford recently revealed that he’d won the Special Recognition award from the high sheriff of Greater Manchester.

The England international earned the award for his charity work, helping to feed 2.8 million children in need.

The 22-year-old attacker has been sidelined this season with back issues. Nevertheless, he’s still scored 14 goals in 22 Premier League games.

This week, Rashford has reported that he’s over his back problems. That means he should be available once the Premier League restarts.


Also see: Arsenal’s interest in Philippe Coutinho analysed by David Ornstein & when William Saliba could arrive in north London.

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This article was edited by Ben Green.

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