MANCHESTER UNITED are chasing Bournemouth star Josh King in a bid to bolster their attacking ranks in January, SunSport has revealed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he may have an enter in all switch exercise, however is regarded as solely allowed to make mortgage strikes subsequent month.
Regardless, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku struggling for kind below axed chief Jose Mourinho, the Norwegian is itching for brand spanking new blood.
And one goal is compatriot King, at present having fun with an outstanding season on the Cherries.
However would he be definitely worth the cash? Particularly after United scored 5 objectives in a recreation for the primary time for the reason that reign of Sir Alex Ferguson…
We examine the Bournemouth man to Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard to search out out if Josh may very well be King of Outdated Trafford.
Before everything, not one of the 5 gamers have began extra Premier League video games this season than King – making the beginning XI in all 15 of his appearances.
King has additionally taken probably the most pictures with 28, however scored simply 5 occasions with the bottom shot conversion ratio at simply 17.9 per cent.
That is decrease than Lukaku, who’s been on the receiving finish of some fierce criticism from United followers for his sub-par season.
Rashford – who’s spent a lot of the season on the wing – boasts far and away probably the most assists, with 5 — in comparison with King’s two.
Lingard is well the very best passer – having spent a lot of the season in midfield – however when it comes to out-and-out strikers, Martial is No1.
The France star has scored probably the most objectives with eight at the very best minutes per purpose ratio – at simply 110.6.
That is practically thrice higher than King (260.eight) who really holds the worst file of all 5.
Martial has additionally created probably the most possibilities at 21, whereas additionally changing an astonishing 42.1 per cent of his pictures.
So what can we take from the stats?
With Lingard in midfield and Rashford occupying one of many spots on the wing, Martial ought to be the person to steer the road.
Lukaku is merely adequate for a back-up spot and King arguably is not actually even wanted… not this season, no less than.