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Manchester United: Red Devils should not sign injury-plagued Dembele

Manchester United’s search for a natural right-winger goes on and has circled back around to FC Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.

According to Sport, the Red Devils have continued contact with the Catalan giants regarding the signing of the Frenchman after failing to agree a deal last summer.

Ed Woodward needs to move on though as Dembele is not the player they need, despite his immense promise.

Which right-winger should Manchester United sign?

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele

Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho

Pedro Neto

Pedro Neto

Ismaila Sarr

Ismaila Sarr

The winger, now 23 years of age, has not had the most inspiring of times since his big-money arrival at the Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

In the near four years since, he has played just 109 games for the Spaniards, scoring 28 times and providing a further 20 assists.

Due to a combination of a lack of form and injury issues, he has started on average just under 18 matches per season in all competitions whilst missing an average of just under 21 matches through injury each campaign.

Considering the Red Devils’ injury problems in forward positions this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not need another one of his attacking options consistently being restricted to the treatment table.

Having said that, it is clear that Dembele is a talented player. At just the age of 23, he has represented Dortmund and Barcelona, whilst having also having accumulated 23 caps for World Champions France.

Meanwhile, former Barca President Josep Bartomeu even suggested that the Frenchman was a “much better player than Neymar”.

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However, due to his persistent injury woes at the Camp Nou, Dembele is yet to prove that.

Now rated at £45m, considerably more than some of the Reds’ alternative targets Raphinha, Pedro Neto and Ismaila Sarr, it would be quite an expense to bring him to Old Trafford.

The club then should continue their extensive search for their much sought-after right-winger elsewhere.

AND in more news, take a look at which United forward has been handed a significant injury blow…

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