Manchester United considering a surprise late move for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon

Ryan Sessegnon

Manchester United may be just two games to the start of the new season, but they’re already being talked about as serious title contenders.

Both West Ham United and Swansea have suffered 4-0 drubbings at the hands of the Red Devils. Romelu Lukaku has scored three times, while Paul Pogba looks ready to fulfill his potential this season.

There have been times over the course of the summer when United boss Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure, regularly revealing the Red Devils have not done enough in the transfer market.

The former Chelsea boss must be pleased with how his side are shaping up, however, and that’s in no small part thanks to the summer acquisitions of Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Victor Lindelof, even if the latter still needs a bit more time adjusting to life in England.

Even if Ed Woodward now decides not to sanction any more signings, most United fans are convinced they have enough to launch a proper attack on the title.

Yet, the Europa League champions are still on the hunt for a left-sided player and could make one more addition before the transfer window gets shut.

Sky Sports report that Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is on the club list and they could rival Tottenham Hotspur for the highly-rated starlet.

Sessegnon has only just signed his first professional deal at Craven Cottage, having been influential in Slaviša Jokanović’s promotion push last season.

United are hopeful and confident about the signing of the 17-year-old despite Fulham’s insistent that the England under-19 international won’t be sold, but it’s believed United are keeping one eye on him in case his situation changes.

He would get loan back to the Championship club, who believe he is worth in excess of £25million, for the remainder of the season if a deal could be done.

Luke Shaw has struggled to perform since breaking his leg in 2015, and Mourinho’s other options – Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, and Matteo Darmian – haven’t been able to establish themselves as first choice either.

As a move for Ivan Perisic has not yet materialised, the ideal solution would be a player like Sessegnon, who can play either in defence or as a wing-back on the left of midfield.

Danny Rose has also been heavily linked following comments he made about Tottenham in the Sun. It’s looking likely the former Leeds man will be staying in north London after clearing the air with Mauricio Pochettino and regardless, Sessegnon would prove a much cheaper and younger alternative.

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