Manchester United step up pursuit of Steven Bergwijn

According to The Sun, Manchester United are set to step up their pursuit of PSV’s Steven Bergwijn amid interest from Premier League rivals Spurs – and that bodes well for Marcus Rashford.

What’s the word?

The Sun¬†claim that after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed his desire to add the attacker to his ranks, United will be contesting a number of clubs for the Dutchman’s signature.

The 21-year-old has been in sensational form for PSV this season having chalked up nine goals and eight assists as per Transfermarkt, totalling 17 goal contributions in as many appearances.

Capable of playing all across the front-line but predominantly a pacy left winger, Bergwijn has a bright future ahead of him and has already broken onto the international scene by wining three caps for the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, a similarly versatile Rashford has been tearing it up through the centre under Solskjaer and signing Bergwijn would only ensure he will be allowed to continue doing so.

Surplus of wingers

Say Bergwijn does indeed complete a switch to Old Trafford, Solskjaer would have three attackers of a similar ilk to choose from in Amsterdam-born Bergwijn, Rashford and Anthony Martial – all are explosive in wide areas with a lethal finishing touch.

There’s also Alexis Sanchez, although his long-term role at Old Trafford currently seems unclear.

Academy graduate Rashford has excelled as a centre-forward in recent weeks as he has been preferred to Romelu Lukaku up front, and reports that another winger is on the radar should be fantastic news for the Englishman.

He so clearly loves playing down the middle – indeed, he came through the ranks as a striker – but was shuffled out wide by Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese took the helm. Solskjaer, though, seems to view him for what he is.

Bergwijn would surely compete with Martial for a spot on the wing, leaving Rashford to his own devices up front – a dream for the 21-year-old.

It would, however, leave Lukaku and Sanchez’s futures in red somewhat uncertain.

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