Man United set to make approach for 22-year-old forward

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Man Utd have reportedly set their sights on the Russian forward Aleksandr Sobolev as the Krylia Sovetov Samara star could be a solution to the Norweigan manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems in attack.

The 22-year-old star has been in good form so far this campaign having bagged eight goals and three assists in just 12 matches for the Russian outfit.

Coupled with the club’s need for attacking reinforcements given their lack of goals so far, the Red Devils certainly need to address that problem and could see Sobolev as a solution.

According to The Sun, the player has been added to Ole’s transfer shortlist, with the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Callum Wilson also specifically named.

It’s added by the Sun that Manchester United have sent scouts to watch him, while it could take a bid of over £15m to convince his current club to sell.

On one hand, Aleksandr could suit the strategy that the club are adopting in terms of building a long-term plan with hungry, young players who have the potential to go on and become top players.

Everyone saw that with the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this past summer, while a host of youth products are being given a chance by the Norwegian manager to prove that they can produce at the top level.

With that in mind, Mario would perhaps be the safe bet given his experience and track record, but Aleksandr certainly looks a talent and a potentially brilliant addition for United, but time will tell if they can seal a deal for him if he emerges as their top choice.