Manchester United Termed As Favourites To Land Morata And Lindelof

Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their second goal.

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The latest odds from 888Sport suggest that Manchester United are currently in pole position to bring in a double summer signing in the shape of Alvaro Morata and Victor Lindelof.

The Red Devils look to strengthen their squad in order to compete for the Premier League title and also battle it out for Champions League glory next season onwards, and thus, boss Jose Mourinho will be settling for nothing less than the best.

The Swedish defender has been one of the shining lights in the Portuguese League in the season gone by, and Alvaro Morata, despite being second choice to Karim Benzema at the Santiago Bernabeu, has managed to bang in more than 20 goals in the campaign.

The signings would be perfect for the Red half of Manchester, as they will secure both their defence and attack, and match up to the spendings and signings made by fellow rivals Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, who have already added a world-class playmaker and goalkeeper to their ranks.

With main man Zlatan Ibrahimovic facing an injury that might see him never return to Old Trafford again, and Wayne Rooney possibly heading to Everton, a striker is the need of the hour at Manchester United, and that is why Morata could be the solution Mourinho is looking for.

Aubameyang in action with Benfica's Victor Lindelof.

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Similarly, with the likes of Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, and Chris Smalling being injury prone, Victor Lindelof could add solidity in defence, and help United win more points and become fierce contenders for the Premier League crown in the upcoming season.


Written by Vikram Gupta  

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