Quinton Fortune picks the perfect January signing for Jose Mourinho

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Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune has apparently been keeping a close eye on developments at the club this season, and believes he has found the missing piece of Jose Mourinho's jigsaw.

Despite the wealth of attacking talent on show at Old Trafford this season, United have perhaps not been as lethal as they should be.

And Fortune believes there is only one man the Red Devils should be aiming for in the new year, claiming that he will be the player to help change the club's fortunes and get back on track in the hunt for the Premier League title.

And that man is Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has once again been highlighting why he is one of the most sought after players in the game today.

The Gabonese international has notched up an impressive 14 goals in 13 appearances for Dortmund so far this term, despite recently being hit with a four-match ban for an unauthorised trip to Milan.

However, despite his apparent penchant for going AWOL, Fortune told MUTV (via the Manchester Evening News) that the 27-year-old would be the ideal signing for Jose Mourinho's men when the transfer re-opens in January.

"Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, I like him," he said.

"Pace, scoring goals, that’s what we need but, obviously we have the young Marcus Rashford.

"If we are going to bring someone in that can a difference, he can make a difference."

What about Rashford?

Since making the move to Germany in 2013, Aubameyang has proved himself to be one of the most complete strikers in the world.

With 94 goals in 156 appearances across all competitions, his record speaks for itself, but where would his potential signing leave youngster Marcus Rashford?

As Fortune alluded, the young England international has similar attributes to the Dortmund man, but with him being at the beginning of his career he still has a lot of developing to do. Surely, with his talent, bringing in a similar player ahead of him will only mean that they will miss out on the fruits that he will likely produce in the future.

However, it is by no means certain that Aubameyang would even join United, with several outlets reporting that a swathe of top European clubs are lining up to take him off Borussia's hands.

It seems that every transfer window that rolls by now the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and even Arsenal are tipped to be making imminent bids, all of whom are much more attractive propositions that United right now.

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