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Manchester United weigh up move for striker following meeting

Manchester United’s plans to sign a striker look to have changed in the last week or so.


The Red Devils were clearly in the market for a centre-forward earlier this summer and were showing an interest in Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez.

However, Liverpool won the race for the Uruguayan and it was reported then that Manchester United didn’t immediately move on to their next target. And the feeling was that it was better to wait, with RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku on the market next summer:

Manchester United eyeing Benjamin Sesko

Now, however, something appears to have changed at Old Trafford.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United football director John Murtough met the agent of RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko last week to gauge the possibility of a transfer.

It is added that United are in the market for at least one attacking addition, preferably two. This is a big change from what was reported last month. However, Erik ten Hag may have had some impact on United’s new stance, as he stressed the need for more depth in a recent interview:

“We signed [Christian] Eriksen for the midfield department, so we are really happy with that,” Ten Hag said. “And yes, I am really happy also with our performances of our midfield department and offensive department at this moment.

“But I also know about this season - we talk about it in Bangkok and Melbourne - it’s a lot of games, the World Cup, so we need more options where you have a good team, and it’s not only about the team, you need a good squad to get the right results at the end of the season.

“So we have to strengthen the squad even more and we are looking around but we also need the right players.

“There is a reason in a number of games you need more options in offence, clear. I think it’s vital if you want to get success, the season is really long but we still also have time to fill that in.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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