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Manchester United enter race for Mykhaylo Mudryk

Manchester United have joined the hunt to acquire the services of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to The Sun.

Per the report, United have been keeping an eye on Mudryk for some time now, while Erik ten Hag has also been keen on the Ukrainian wonderkid since his time in the Ajax dugout.

Premier League leaders Arsenal are the club to have been credited with the most substantial interest in Mudryk, but they now face competition.

Murdryk has netted eight goals across all competitions this term, including three in the group stage of the Champions League where his team suffered an early exit.

With the majority of club football now on hold due to the World Cup, Mudryk may have played one of his final games at the Olympic National Sports Complex over the weekend when he supplied an assist in the 2-2 draw against Zorya Luhansk.

While he primarily operates on the left-hand side, the 21-year-old is capable of playing as a right winger or a number 10, and that versatility will come in handy for whoever wins the race to land him.

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent rant which has infuriated United’s hierarchy, it is safe to say that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is finished at Old Trafford with a January exit looking all but guaranteed.

The arrival of Mudryk would allow Rashford to feature more prominently as the focal point in attack, although the Red Devils are expected to try and bring in a new centre-forward.

A move for Mudryk would bolster United’s attacking options significantly as they will look to pick up where they left off before the World Cup break, having won nine of their last 12 games across all competitions, losing just once in that time.

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