Yoshinori Muto rated highly by Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United fans may not be too aware of the name Yoshinori Muto, but it appears that one man at Old Trafford admires him. 

According to the Mirror, ex-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson rates the Japan international very highly. Indeed, the same report claims that the Red Devils are looking at the Mainz forward as a potential January signing. 

It appears that United could be on the verge of making a £10 million bid for the forward, who has scored seven goals in 14 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. 


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Muto, 23, only joined Mainz in the summer after a successful period with FC Tokyo, where he netted 26 goals in 59 appearances.

United, of course, have endured a torrid time in front of goal recently, failing to come to prominence under the Louis van Gaal regime. 

United struggles 

While Anthony Martial has been impressive at times, United's other attacking stars have failed to produce the goods. Captain Wayne Rooney has only found the back of the net on two occasions in 13 Premier League outings and has been the subject of criticism throughout the course of the campaign. 

The dynamic at Old Trafford has to change sooner rather than later. If Louis van Gaal makes it to the January transfer window, then he can't afford to make the wrong signings in pursuit of success in Manchester. 

Manchester United fans: who should your club sign in January? Have your say below! 

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