Football

Matt Ritchie on Manchester United's radar

Published 3 Comments

Football News
24/7

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes it may be easier to sign Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie than pursue Southampton ace Sadio Mane.

This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Dutch chief is eyeing a shock move for Ritchie as he goes in search of improving the club's options out wide.

Ritchie, 26, has gone from strength-to-strength at the Cherries, but a move to Old Trafford would come as a major surprise at this stage of his career. 

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5

Article continues below

A scorer of 15 Championship goals last season, the Scotland international played a key role as his side secured promotion to England's elite division. It appears, then, that Van Gaal is interested in bringing him to Manchester as an alternative to Saints ace Mane. 

The same report from The Sun claims that Southampton have placed a huge £30 million price tag on the Senegalese wide-man, so it appears that United could instead press ahead with a move for Ritchie. 

Article continues below

Bizarre

Let's be honest, this transfer claim from The Sun is a strange one. United need wingers, of course, but is Ritchie really the man to inspire them to a title challenge? Probably not. 

The Red Devils would be better off recalling youngster Adnan Januzaj from his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund. The Belgium international has endured a tricky time in the Bundesliga, failing to secure himself a regular role under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel. 

Surely, Van Gaal won't swoop for a 26-year-old who is fairly unproven at the highest level. Stranger things have happened, but the signing of Ritchie would represent one of the more random transfers of the January window.

Manchester United fans: do you really think Van Gaal is interested in Ritchie? Have your say below! 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Transfer News
Manchester United
Matt Ritchie
Football
Bournemouth

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again