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Man Utd in line to sign 'the next Thierry Henry' who could replace Marcus Rashford in starting XI

Chris Byfield

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Man Utd in line to sign 'the next Thierry Henry' who could replace Marcus Rashford in starting XI

Manchester United are in line to sign a player dubbed the next ‘Thierry Henry’, as per reports.

A dismal 3-0 defeat to neighbours Manchester City on Sunday has meant United are languishing in eighth in the Premier League, having lost five of their opening ten league games of the season.

Rashford is one of several underperforming stars at Old Trafford, with the attacker having found the net once for his club this term after signing a new £300,000-a-week deal in July.

The England international was United’s top scorer last season, netting 30 goals in all competitions for the club.

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However, it appears Ten Hag is interested in signing a player to provide competition for the misfiring 26-year-old.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, AC Milan forward Rafael Leao is being targeted by United.

The Portuguese superstar rose to prominence in Milan's Scudetto-winning campaign, showing the kind of skill and poise that led the likes of Fabio Capello and Stefano Pioli to compare him with Henry.

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And while Leao signed a new long-term contract last season, things may not all be well at the San Siro.

Despite having claimed a respectable three goals and four assists in ten Serie A games this term, the 24-year-old has been criticised for his lack of impact in big fixtures.

The player was recently taken off for Luka Jovic during a clash with Napoli, Leao is said to have been understandably unhappy with the decision.

The Italian publication even claimed that the Portugal international could reconsider his future at the club.

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Leao is valued at €90million(£78million) by Transfermarkt.

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Topics: Football, Thierry Henry, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, AC Milan, Premier League

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