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Manchester United: Dharmesh Sheth explains Choupo-Moting rumours

Manchester United’s reported interest in Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was all agent-driven, Dharmesh Sheth has claimed.

What’s the word?

Man United have been linked with a move for the Bayern Munich forward as they seek to add a stop-gap striker to their squad.

The 33-year-old has scored 11 goals in 16 games this season, but was last seen in the Premier League suffering relegation with Stoke City five years ago, and it would be a surprising deal.

Speaking on the Stretford Paddock Podcast, Sheth seems to have shut down the rumours of United interest, claiming that the links were the result of his agents.

Should Man United sign Choupo-Moting?

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Yes - he's in form!

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No - he's not good enough

“There was also talk of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting as well, but with regard to Moting, I was told that that was agent driven, as it stands that is, even though he’s only got six months left on his contract,” he stated.

A short-term solution?

Although he may not be the most desirable name on the market, as a short-term solution for the rest of the season he could have a positive impact on the side.

Choupo-Moting has been in excellent scoring form this season, and would provide experienced cover at centre-forward.

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He would offer clinical finishing as well as a strong work-rate, ranking in the top 2% of strikers for goals and assists, the top 3% for tackles and remarkably the top 9% for progressive passes and dribbles as per FBref.

His strong all-round play could help get more goals out of the likes of Marcus Rashford and Antony, and if he arrives on loan, there will be no long-term risk if he signs.

It does look unlikely given Sheth’s comments, but United could consider the Cameroon star as an option if they need a quick fix in January.