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Jose Mourinho wants a left-sided player.

Manchester United considering a surprise late move for left-back

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Manchester United may be just two games into the new season, but they're already being talked about as serious title contenders.

Both West Ham and Swansea have suffered 4-0 drubbings at the hands of the Red Devils.

Romelu Lukaku has netted three times, while Paul Pogba looks ready to fulfil his potential.

There have been times over the course of the summer when Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure, regularly insinuating that United have not done enough in the transfer market.

The Portuguese must be pleased with how his side are shaping up, however, and that's in no small part thanks to the signings of Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Victor Lindelof, even if the latter still needs a bit more time to settle.

Even if Ed Woodward now puts his chequebook away, most United fans are convinced they have enough to launch a proper assault on the title.

Yet, the club are still on the hunt for a left-sided player and could make one more addition before the August 31 deadline.

Sky Sports report that Ryan Sessegnon is on their list and they could rival Tottenham for the highly-rated Fulham starlet.

The 17-year-old has only just signed his first professional deal at Craven Cottage, having been instrumental in Slaviša Jokanović's promotion push last season.

United are optimistic 

Fulham are insistent that the England under-19 international won't be sold, but it's thought United are keeping one eye on him in case his situation changes.

United would loan him back to the Championship outfit, who believe he is worth in excess of £25million, for the remainder of the season if a deal could be done.


Luke Shaw has struggled to convince since breaking his leg in 2015, and Mourinho's other options - Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, and Matteo Darmian - haven't been able to establish themselves as first choice either.

As a move for Ivan Perisic has not yet materialised, the ideal solution would be a player like Sessegnon, who can play either in defence or as a wing-back on the left of midfield.

Danny Rose has also been heavily linked following comments he made about Tottenham in the Sun. It's looking likely the former Leeds man will be staying in north London after clearing the air with Mauricio Pochettino and regardless, Sessegnon would prove a much cheaper and younger alternative.

Would Sessegnon be a good signing for United? Have your say in the comments. 

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