Manchester United could land their next Gary Neville in Norwich City starlet Max Aarons.
United endured a difficult start to the season, dropping their first game against Crystal Palace, but they have transformed their fortunes as they find themselves second in the table behind defending champions Liverpool with a game in-hand over their arch-rivals.
According to The Daily Mail, the Red Devils remain interested in Aarons, who was heavily linked with the Carrow Road exit in the summer.
The 20-year-old has dazzled in the Championship as Norwich have claimed top spot ahead of promotion rivals Brentford and Swansea City.
It’s recently been claimed by The Sun that he would ‘jump’ at the chance of a move to Old Trafford which is exactly why Ed Woodward must sanction a swoop for the fleet-footed speedster.
Ever since Gary Neville hung up his boots for the final time, it’s fair to say that United have struggled to find someone who can come close to the former England international. In Aarons, the Red Devils could find a young player who could do precisely just that.
The 7-cap England U21 international is highly-rated by Canaries chiefs, having scored one goal and supplied three assists across all competitions, via Transfermarkt, while he is averaging one clearance, one interception, 1.3 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game, via WhoScored.
For the record, that’s three assists more than Aaron Wan-Bissaka has managed in 13 appearances in the Premier League this season, despite the fact he currently earns around £90,000-per-week at Old Trafford.
The £18m-rated ace has already received rave reviews for his performances in recent weeks with Norwich boss Daniel Farke effusive in his praise for the young prospect. He said, as quoted by The Pink Un: “In my eyes he is not the young Max Aarons, he is just a special player and he has an unbelievable future.
“I know he has been labelled as one of the best young players in this league. Well I told him we can reject this label now because he is no longer one of the best young players, he is one of the best players.
“When you are close to 100 appearances you are already an experienced lad. He is so young and he has to improve, and he will, but what he has done in the past two years is amazing. I cannot praise him enough.
“The good thing with him is he can handle this praise. He is also a player who never gets annoyed when I have to criticise or ask him to do something else. For me it is not just what he has done on the pitch. It is his development as a person. He is so balanced and level-headed.
“So humble. I remember he played in the derby and produced a fantastic performance and from this moment he has more or less grown on a daily basis.”
Just imagine him and Mason Greenwood bombing up and down the right wing – United could discover a new pairing akin to the telepathic partnership between Neville and David Beckham themselves.
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