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Manchester United: Ten Hag could form scary duo by signing Victor Osimhen

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Manchester United currently find themselves with a great shout of finishing in the top four by the end of the current Premier League season. 

Following their latest Premier League clash, United have won 13 of their 21 league matches, drawing three and losing five, leaving them with 42 points on the board in third place.

One figure in Erik ten Hag’s squad that has played a vital role in getting the Red Devils where they are this season is Marcus Rashford.

Having appeared in all of United’s league games, the Englishman has scored more goals (10) than any other player at the club as well as delivering three assists.

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Should the Old Trafford outfit manage to secure Champions League football for next season, this could significantly help them out in terms of being able to bring new players to the club in the next summer transfer window.

One player that the Red Devils have been linked with that we feel would not only be a star signing for them this summer, but also give Ten Hag the chance to form a frightening attacking duo alongside Rashford, is Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

During his time with Napoli, the 24-year-old has made 82 appearances for the Italian club across all competitions, scoring 43 goals and delivering 13 assists in the process.

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His efforts in Serie A this season have shown how similar he has been to Rashford in terms of being the main attacking threat for his side.

Specifically, with 16 league games to his name, the Nigerian has scored 14 goals and supplied four assists, which makes it easy to see why United have him on their radar.

It also backs up why he was previously described as a “phenomenal” player by Walter Mazzarri.

To further highlight his attacking talent, Osimhen also has the highest rate of shots per 90 minutes (4.5) and shots on target per 90 minutes (1.77) in the entire division.

Taking all of this into account, if United are successful in signing the Napoli star in the summer, this would surely give the Red Devils a deadly attacking duo in their side with him and Rashford.

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