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Manchester United watch world-class hitman; South American star being considered by van Gaal

Manchester United are understood to be monitoring Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain ahead of a possible summer move.

According to the Mirror, the Dutch coach had the attacker watched during his side’s Serie A defeat by AS Roma on Monday evening—the loss that ultimately took them out of the Italian title race, confirming Juventus’ fifth consecutive Scudetto.

While Higuain—who recently served an extended suspension after receiving a red card against Udinese—has been in astonishing form this season, scoring a whopping 30 goals in just 32 league outings.

While it hasn’t been enough to end Napoli’s long wait for an Italian title, his remarkably consistent run has done enough to remind Europe of just what a menacing hitman Higuain is.

United look to have taken note, with the Mirror stressing that the 28-year-old possesses exactly the kind of profile the Red Devils are looking for, as he is a hard-worker who could also prove to be a positive influence on some of the younger players in the squad, such as Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

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The Argentine international moved to Napoli in 2013 following six years at Real Madrid, where he moved in 2007 after beginning his career with River Plate.

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