Manchester United And Arsenal To Battle It Out For Lyon Forward

Lyon's Nabil Fekir celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates.

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Something has been amiss at Manchester United ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the full-time manager of the club.

The flair and attacking prowess that the Norwegian brought to the United side has been waning considerably with the last few games, seeing United being horribly unable to convert chances into the back of the net.

In their 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday, the only thing that kept the Red Devils in the fray was two penalties superbly converted by Paul Pogba. Save those chances, the home side was in for another disappointment.

This calls for an attacking presence to be bolstered once more at the club, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have the perfect one in his sights.

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As per the Daily Mirror 22-year-old Moussa Dembele is being pursued by the Red Devils for a summer transfer.

The striker has been in brilliant form for Lyon ever since making the move from Celtic last summer, and the English club may have to put in a lot of effort to pry him away from the French side, which he is signed to until 2023.

To add to the drama, Arsenal are also keeping him on their radar, with Unai Emery reported to be a long-term admirer of the Frenchman’s abilities.

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Further, the report adds that United are looking to make the signing primarily due to how the Romelu Lukaku saga could play out. The player’s agent recently revealed that the Belgian could very well be on his way out of the club in the summer, in search for bigger challenges.

As of such, a youngster like Dembele arriving at the club may be precisely what Old Trafford will require to solve their goal-scoring woes for the long term.

All in all, they must last the rest of this season with their existing attacking options, and pray that it will be enough to see them through to a top-four finish.

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