With all the euphoria of the Reds’ win over Swansea, any talk of buying new players has almost been put on the back burner but with an awful run in November and December there’s no doubt Louis Van Gaal’s squad needs improving.
One player whose name keeps coming up when discussing United targets is Southampton’s Sadio Mane and it seems the Senegalese winger may be moving closer to a deal to tale him Old Trafford.
The Mirror notes: Skipper Rooney has overtaken the goal tally set by legend Denis Law, and he is now just 11 behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time club record of 249.
But even their captain’s heroics will not stop United chasing Southampton’s unhappy £25million-rated forward Sadio Mane. He was dropped for Saints’ defeat at Norwich on Saturday after turning up late for a team meeting.
The Old Trafford board have said they will back Van Gaal in the transfer window. United look certain to ask Southampton if they will now sell Mane.
With 64 goals to his name during his career, it’s obvious the 23 year old Mane could be just the attacking force United need and fits the bill perfectly as a pacy winger who could operate on either flank. Whether United take the plunge over the next few weeks remains to be seen, watch this space…