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Solskjaer makes decision over Eriksen or Maddison as Man United transfer priority

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly decided he views Leicester City star James Maddison as a preferable target over Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

This is because Maddison very much fits the bill as the type of player Solskjaer is looking for – young, British and proven in the Premier League, according to the Manchester Evening News.

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While Maddison is no doubt a top young talent who looks like having a big future in the game, it is arguably a bit risky to go for him over the far more proven Eriksen.

That said, the Denmark international has also been linked with Real Madrid by AS, so may be a less realistic target anyway from that point of view.

Solskjaer will know from his playing days at Man Utd that a strong homegrown core can lead to success, and it may be that the Norwegian tactician will now try to replicate that with his transfer targets.

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James Maddison celebrates a goal for Leicester City

That certainly seems so from his summer activity as he signed Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

Maddison would no doubt improve MUFC’s attack so could be the ideal next piece in the puzzle.

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