United ‘s failure to land one of their big money attacking targets this Summer could lead the Reds to a target many didn’t expect if the latest reports are to be believed.
The Reds have been linked with Queen’s Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin in a move that would surely shock many.
The Express notes:
Charlie Austin shock as bookies slash odds on Man Utd move with Spurs and West Ham in race
Bookmakers have halved the odds of Charlie Austin making a switch to Manchester United.
At 26, Austin is a few years away from his peak and has certainly proved his top flight credentials with 18 goals last season in a side that struggled throughout the campaign.
Whether United would really pursue a player who has spent the majority of his career outside the top flight remains to be seen but with Wayne Rooney unlikely to be dropped, the Reds would need a striker who’s willing to be on the fringes of the first team.
It’s yet another United transfer rumour that we’ll have to watch….