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Manchester United Go Head-To-Head With PL Title Contenders For Striker

Manchester United’s lack of firepower has been analysed by a countless number of pundits this season, and despite a Wayne Rooney revival of late United are still in search of a man who could improve their goalscoring inefficiencies.  

That man could be Leicester City target Ahmed Musa. The CSKA Moscow forward has already had a bid for his services from the Foxes of £15.1 million rejected by his club, with the Russian top flight outfit looking for ‘at least £18.9m’, according to the Daily Express.

For a club the size of Leicester this may be a large sum but for United it would be more of a calculated risk, and the aforementioned source now say the Red Devils have ‘entered the race’ for his signature. To date this season he has netted ten goals in all competitions, with six of those coming in the league along with two assists.

KHIMKI, RUSSIA - AUGUST 26: Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow scores against Rui Patricio of Sporting CP during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round Play Off Second Leg match between CSKA Moscow and Sporting CP at the Arena Khimki Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Compared with Rooney’s twelve goals this term, Musa’s tally isn’t exactly fantastic, however the Nigeria captain does have age on his side. At just 23 he still has the vast majority of his career ahead of him. For a player so young, he has also amassed a huge number of caps for his country – 54 and counting.

This kind of experience of leadership at such a young age could be invaluable to a United attack which is missing just this trait – leadership. While Rooney is captain on paper, he is not doing enough consistently to lead by example.

Musa may not be the answer to United’s woes but he could potentially be an £18m plus risk worth taking.

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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