Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in his last three games, according to the Daily Mail. The Red Devils are looking to strengthen their forward line and are considering a move for the 23-year-old in the January transfer window.
The former Celtic star is currently the top scorer in Ligue One with six goals, and United had representatives in attendance when Lyon faced Brest on Wednesday night. He opened the scoring in the 2-2 draw. They also watched him in the 1-0 defeat to PSG a few days earlier as well as in the 1-1 stalemate against Zenit St Petersburg last week.
Fans on Twitter have seen United linked with Dembele many times before and are sceptical about whether a formal bid will be made:
Would love to believe it but:
A) It's the mail
B) It's Woodward
— ً (@UtdMxtt) 26 September 2019
It won’t happen in January
— Taylor Sloth (@FurkinAda) 26 September 2019
don’t think they’d let him go in january
— hana (@hnawho) 26 September 2019
We also scouted Bruno fernandes forever an still didn’t sign him
— spuddyt (@fc_mount) 26 September 2019
Not good enough…
— Ayella Brian | 老人 🇺🇬 (@AyellaBryan) 27 September 2019
I’d take anyone at the moment!
— Rouand🇵🇸 (@rowand002) 26 September 2019
— GeorgeMUFC (@bujuaji) 26 September 2019
We should sign him fast..his physically strong and a good finisher.
— JAGZ (@chingy_jagz) 27 September 2019
Monitoring FC 😭😭
— Raghav (@srvcrazy) 26 September 2019
Just tracking… never gonna happen..
— in the process to be more patient (@salleh_bustami) 26 September 2019
The injuries to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in recent weeks have shown the lack of depth that United have up front. With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez having departed, they are having to rely on Mason Greenwood. It is, therefore, likely that they’ll go into the market when the window reopens.