SHOCKING NEWS: coming from Fabrizio Romano, coming into the final week of the transfer window Sir Jim Ratcliffe is desperate to replace Anthony with sporting Lisbon superstar winger who is more productive than Anthony in ever area of football. The 25-year-old attacker has impressed since the switch to Portugal back in 2019. His directness in possession and ability to influence things in the final phase has put him on the radar of a number of top European clubs. Manchester United are currently in negotiations with this player as they look to bring him to old Trafford before transfer window closes.

Even though Erik Ten Hag has made significant squad investments since taking over as manager, Manchester United is in desperate need of reinforcements everywhere and may need to undergo another rebuild this summer.


Manchester United, despite spending close to €450 million since Erik Ten Hag’s tenure, faces significant challenges in various positions, prompting rumors of a summer rebuild. The team’s primary concern is its lackluster performance in the attacking third, as they rank as the lowest scorers in the top 10, netting only 24 goals in 21 matches. This offensive struggle is more severe than even struggling teams like Sheffield United, Burnley, and Crystal Palace.

In light of these attacking woes, recent reports link Sporting CP winger Marcus Edwards to Manchester United. The 25-year-old, valued at €35 million, has garnered attention since his move to Portugal in 2019, initially with Vitória and later with Sporting in January 2022.

Analyzing Edwards’ playing style reveals that he isn’t a prolific goal-scorer, with just over two shots per 90 and an Expected Goals per 90 average of 0.25. However, his strengths lie in creativity, boasting an Expected Assists per 90 average of 0.42 and 5.58 shot-creating actions per 90 in the Portuguese top-flight. Edwards stands out with his confidence on the ball, showcasing impressive stats in progressive passes, carries, and successful take-ons.

While he may not be a prolific goal-getter, Edwards could play a crucial role in facilitating goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates. This contrasts with Marcus Rashford, who excels in shot volume but lags in creative aspects. Alejandro Garnacho presents similar numbers to Rashford, while Antony, though creative, falls short compared to Edwards’ influence.

Edwards’ potential arrival could relieve pressure on Antony and benefit both the player and the club. If available at a reasonable fee, securing Edwards might prove a wise move for Manchester United, addressing their urgent need for attacking prowess and potentially revitalizing their struggling frontline.

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