Manchester United told to sign Wrexham star as sensational transfer claim emerges
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Manchester United have been told they should complete one of the most sensational transfers in years by signing a non-league star.
If it wasn't already obvious that United would be in the market for a new striker in the summer, then Erik ten Hag practically admitted as much at the weekend.
Marcus Rashford has led United's attack at times this season, but when he has been deployed in his preferred left wing role, Ten Hag has had few options to turn to.
Dutch target man Wout Weghorst arrived on loan in January, but he has done little to suggest United will sign him on a permanent basis.
After United beat Wolves 2-0 on Saturday, manager Ten Hag lamented his side's wasteful finishing.
"We are very good in making the [opposition] goalkeeper man of the match! It happened today and at Brighton. We need better conversion, definitely," he said.
Later that day on BBC Radio 5 Live's 606 phone-in, pundits Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton discussed United's need for a new striker with listeners.
While the likes of Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen have been linked with a move to Old Trafford for months now, one caller wondered if United should find a more modest solution to their issue.
"I know United need a new striker and they are going to have to pay £80-100m, but I wonder why they don't look at the two lads in the non-league," the caller said.
"[Macaulay] Langstaff, 26 years old, 45 goals [41 in the league] this year for Notts County. [Paul] Mullin, 28 years old, 38 goals in 46 games..."
Mullin dropped down to non-league to play for Wrexham in 2021, and since then has scored an impressive 74 goals in 90 games.
The striker's goals helped Hollywood-owned Wrexham achieve promotion back to the Football League after a 15-year absence, winning the National League with an astonishing 111 points.
Notts County's Langstaff was named National League player of the season, but former United midfielder Savage wasn't taken aback by the caller's argument.
"I'm not sure that Manchester United, you know if they get in the Champions League, will be going for Paul Mullin and Langstaff...", Savage replied.
While both players are proven goalscorers, fans of Wrexham and Notts County can be fairly confident that the Premier League giants won't come calling over the summer.