Manchester United report: Erik ten Hag leading the race for Darwin Nunez

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Manchester United are up successful the contention to motion highly sought-after South American striker, Darwin Nunez.

That's according to outlet AS, who accidental that the forward's employers, Benfica, volition not see releasing their prized plus for immoderate bid beneath 9 figures. With United acceptable to adhd astatine slightest 1 striker this summer, the Red Devils whitethorn trigger trial €100 cardinal asking price, which works retired to astir £84m.

New manager Erik 10 Hag has seen Nunez up adjacent already, having witnessed the Uruguayan people the victor against Ajax successful the Champions League last-16. The 22-year-old besides netted against Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona successful this season's competition. 

Manchester United report

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Although Ten Hag favoured a mendacious 9 astatine 1 constituent during his clip astatine Ajax – utilizing Dusan Tadic during the club's momentous travel to the 2018/19 semi-finals of the Champions League – Nunez is overmuch much successful the mould of a accepted striker.

The starlet is physical, offers deadly question and has fantabulous finishing ability. In style, helium shares a batch of his strengths with a subordinate similar Sebastien Haller, who Ten Hag brought to Ajax from West Ham United. 

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United are said to beryllium looking astatine a fig of forwards, with the likes of Christopher Nkunku and Harry Kane said to beryllium connected the radar. 

Nunez is valued astatine £36m by Transfermarkt. 

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Manchester United are reportedly acceptable to marque a large u-turn and successful information connection Paul Pogba a caller declaration – which has seemingly upset respective of the dressing room.

There are large rumours astir a engaged summertime astatine Old Trafford: Ten Hag seemingly wants to bring 3 Ajax stars with him to the Premier League, Youri Tielemans is simply a imaginable accomplishment successful midfield and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is besides connected the radar. 

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich prima Alphonso Davies has mocked "whatshisname" Harry Maguire arsenic Cristiano Ronaldo's skipper astatine Manchester United.

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Mark White

Mark White has been a unit writer connected FourFourTwo since joining successful January 2020, penning pieces for some online and the magazine. Over his clip connected the brand, helium has interviewed the likes of Aaron Ramsdale and Jack Wilshere, written pieces ranging connected subjects from Bobby Robson's play astatine Barcelona to Robinho's career, and has been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals, moving for FFT.