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31st Dec 2017

This Manchester United fan wants to sign Graziano Pelle in January

Are you sure mate?

Reuben Pinder


Manchester United suffered another goalless draw yesterday evening to Southampton. Their inability to find the net was only made worse by the injury to Romelu Lukaku, who was stretchered off after 15 minutes following a collision with Wesley Hoedt.

Unsurprisingly, United fans were not happy after the game, as they dropped points again, giving rivals Man City the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table today when they face Crystal Palace.

Some fans are desperate for something different up front. Despite Lukaku’s size, he is not a target man, and this fan in particular thinks that is what United need if they are to make the most of the crosses they pump into the box.

You sure? Graziano Pelle is now 32, playing for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League and while he was quite effective for Southampton under Ronald Koeman, he’s probably not the solution to United’s attacking problems.

Crouch is, well, Crouch. 36 years old and on Stoke’s bench. It wouldn’t exactly be an investment for the future. Besides, United have their own thirty-something declining target man striker in Ibrahimović, not to mention Marouane Fellaini – one of the most effective target men in the league.

Speaking on camera makes us all nervous but I don’t suppose United will be hiring this guy as a scout any time soon.