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.
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.
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”.
However, due to his persistent injury woes at the Camp Nou, Dembele is yet to prove that.
The club then should continue their extensive search for their much sought-after right-winger elsewhere.