Manchester United Interested In Belgian Forward, Confirms His Wife

Belgium players celebrate after Kevin De Bruyne scores their second goal.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has well and truly rejuvenated the atmosphere around Old Trafford by winning six games in a row. The Norwegian boss was given the tough task of securing a top-four finish for Manchester United, after their poor start to the season under Jose Mourinho.

Reports suggested that the club would consult the interim boss, but won’t make any signings to sort out the issues during the ongoing season. Nonetheless, the Red Devils have been linked with a number of players since the transfer window opened on New Year’s Day.

Manchester United have struggled to bring in a winger who could play on the right side of the pitch. Last summer, there were rumours suggesting that Ivan Perisic could make the move to Old Trafford, but it didn’t materialize.

But now, latest reports suggest that the Reds have turned their attention towards Yannick Carrasco, who is said to be looking to end his stint in China.

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The Belgian International was linked with a move to the Premier League last January, but was enticed by the salary that Dalian Yifang offered. He has scored 7 goals and provided 5 assists in 25 appearances for the CSL side, which are mediocre figures for a player of his calibre.

Rumours indicate that the 25-year-old wants to follow in the footsteps of Axel Witsel and return to Europe, as he looks to revive his career.

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In a recent interview with RTBF, Carrasco’s wife, Noémie Happart, confirmed that a return to Europe is possible in the near future. She also revealed that Manchester United are one of the clubs keen on signing him, but an agreement is yet to be reached.

“Yannick likes China, but it’s a very different culture and we are far away from our families and friends. We’ll see what happens and how it unfolds, but it is possible we’ll return to Europe,” Happart revealed.

“There are a lot of things going on. He has been called by so many clubs, many clubs are interested. Yannick has received proposals from clubs in Germany, Spain, England and Italy but nothing is concrete, nothing is signed yet.”

When specifically asked about interest from Manchester United, she replied: “Yes, they are very interested. I do not hide it, but nothing is signed.”

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