Manchester United continue to monitor Abdul Wajeed Maris

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Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Ghana forward Abdul Majeed Waris, a scout mission that will continue at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Waris has been on United's radar for some time, well before making a £4.2 million move to Turkish side Trabzonspor last September.

Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu has attempted to drum up interest in his much sought-after star by insisting that United retain an interest in the 23-year-old's services, along with other top European clubs.

One worth watching at AFCON 2015

Haciosmanoglu is quoted by the Express as insisting: "Lille and a few English clubs are interested in signing Waris.

"Lille were also interested in Waris before we signed him. However a player cannot play for three different clubs in one season so he will have to wait until the end of the season.

"We know Manchester United are monitoring him too."

Raw talent gets a platform to impress further

New Ghana coach Avram Grant has included Waris in his squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, with the Black Stars getting their campaign underway against Senegal on Monday.

Waris has serious competition for a starting spot from the likes of Jordan Ayew and Asamoah Gyan, but his versatility gives him a very strong chance of being a regular starter in a tournament that serves as a shop window to bigger and better things for exciting talent.

Ghana are in a very difficult group that also features Algeria and South Africa, but if Waris can bring his a-game to the tournament then dreams of success for the Black Stars and a big-money move across the continent are there to be realised.

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