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United striker target 'like Crespo, Saviola & Higuain' combined

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Reported Manchester United target Rogelio Funes Mori believes he has what it takes to make a mark on the Barclays Premier League.

The River Plate striker is believed to also be on the radar of Manchester City and Chelsea as he continues to make waves in the Argentine Primera División.

Mori currently occupies the prestigious no.9 jersey at the famous club - once worn by the likes of Hernan Crespo, Pablo Aimar and Javier Saviola - and the confident 20-year-old believes he has talent to match those Banda Roja legends.

"I compare myself to Crespo, one of my idols, but there are many other players who people liken me to like Aimar, Saviola and Higuain," he said.

"My characteristics? I'm good in the air and have strong heading ability, but I also have a very good technique and can drop back into midfield when needed."

United have reportedly emerged has frontrunners to sign the Argentina under 20 international and Mori has admitted he would be interested in a move to Old Trafford.

"I really don't know anything about what is being said about the chance of going to Manchester United," Mori told Uno de Mendoza.

"All I know is by what is being said in the press. Every player dreams of having the chance to play in Europe and even more if it's in the English Premier League, but I will have to talk about this with my agent.


 

"At this moment I'm enjoying the chance that I've been given playing in River's first team in this championship that has just finished. And at this moment I'm enjoying my holidays."

Mori would certainly represent an interesting acquisition for United and would serve as further evidence of Sir Alex Ferguson stepping up his pursuit of young talent in order to leave a lasting legacy at Old Trafford.

The United boss is making a concerted effort to sign players with the chance to progress at the club - something he readily admits.

"What we are good at is bringing young players to the club, like Chicharito (Javier Hernandez) for example," said the Old Trafford supremo.

"We will continue to buy players, without question, and when the opportunity does arrive and we identify the right young players, that's the way we'll go."

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