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3 strikers Manchester United missed out on the in January transfer window

  • United were linked with a host of goalscorers for the entire month but failed to lure any big name to Old Trafford by the end of January
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Modified 08 Feb 2020, 00:36 IST

#2. Moussa Dembélé

 


Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele

The Frenchman has been in fine form for Lyon for the past few seasons and has scored 18 times from 33 appearances already this time. Manchester United were competing with Chelsea for Dembele’s signature in January, but a deal never materialised, even though on paper, the Frenchman was perfect for United.

At just 23 years old, Dembele was exactly the kind of player United had targeted under Solskjær. The Frenchman also had the experience of playing in England, joining Fulham at the age of 16 and making his debut for the club in the 2013/14 season. He went on to make 64 appearances for the Cottagers, scoring 19 goals, before joining Celtic in the summer of 2016. Dembele left the Hoops after scoring 51 times in 94 appearances and joined Lyon 2 seasons ago.

At the start of January this year, there were reports that United and Chelsea were in touch with Lyon, as both sides attempted to land Dembele. However, the Ligue 1 side were reluctant that they would not let their star player leave. Chelsea ultimately ended the month without any additions to the squad, while United also failed in their pursuit of Dembele.

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Published 08 Feb 2020, 00:36 IST
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