This United star hasn’t had much of a chance at Old Trafford, and now another Premier League side is sniffing around and it seems likely Ferguson may well decide to cash in!
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray has made a check on Manchester United’s Angolan striker Manucho.
Mowbray, who will bid to strengthen his strikeforce in the January transfer window, ran the rule over Manucho when he played for United’s reserves against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Manucho, 25, has yet to make an impact at Old Trafford since signing in December 2007.
He suffered a broken foot last summer while on international duty and missed United’s pre-season.
He has made just one appearance for United – in the League Cup against Middlesbrough last month.
However, it was his form at the African Cup of Nations in January that underlined his credentials when he scored four goals in three games. (Sunday Mercury)
25-year-old striker Manucho arrived with a small fanfare when brought to the club from Angola, and was immediately sent out to Greece where he impressed, but then injury problems slowed his progress at Old Trafford. He finally made his first team debut last month in the Carling Cup, but seems a long way off Premier League action, especially with Dimitar Berbatov being brought in. Sir Alex may decide to loan him out to the Baggies for the rest of the season, but my feeling is that he won’t really have much playing time at Man United, so would be better off trying his luck elsewhere.
West Brom could do with some more firepower, with just seven goals from their first nine league games and Manucho could be the inspiration the club needs to stay clear of the drop. Do United fans think that the £6m-rated front man has a chance of becoming a regular at the club?