Manchester United are closely tracking Celtic’s young striker Moussa Dembele – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are closely tracking Celtic striker Moussa Dembele ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Frenchman joined Celtic last summer from Fulham on a four-year deal.

Dembele has impressed many since heading north of the border with his powerful, direct style, netting 16 goals in 24 games under Brendan Rodgers.

And according to the Mail Online’s Amitai Winehouse, Jose Mourinho has an eye on the 20-year-old.

It was a surprise to see Dembele, always bound to reach loftier heights than the Championship, head to Celtic in the summer. With the greatest respect to the Glasgow side, there a number of clubs better suited to the youngster’s talent. This is only illustrated by Dembele’s extraordinary goal-scoring record. Life in Scotland is, well, just a bit too easy, you could say.

But at the age of 20, Celtic acts as an appropriate place for the still-developing Frenchman to receive optimum game time, to grow even further and establish himself as a prolific talent.

In terms of his playing style, Dembele, hardened by three years in the Championship, should – in theory, at least – fare well in the Premier League: surprisingly strong, useful on the ball, and devastatingly quick. Really, really quick. Watch his performance against Rangers and he literally glides past people at will.

Man United fans will be curious to see whether Mourinho decides to snatch this promising youngster from Celtic in the coming year.

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