Reports coming out of RB Leipzig have linked young Timo Werner with a move to Manchester United.
Not for nothing is Manchester United the biggest club in the world, in terms of popularity at least. Much of the credit should obviously go to a certain Sir Alex Ferguson, who changed the face of the club when he took over in 1986. He made them somewhat of a serial champion and the club won every possible honour in the books on more than one occasion.
It became an honour for every player in the game to emerge from the tunnel at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and a lucky few got to wear the Manchester United jersey at Old Trafford. A generation of football fans and players grew up watching Manchester United conquer the world and needless to say, it became a dream for many of them to play in front of the Old Trafford faithful one day.
One such kid who held high dreams of playing for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United is Timo Werner. The young German striker is in red-hot form for Leipzig and has broken into the international scene as well, after grabbing some impressive goals for Germany in the Confederations Cup earlier this year.
“As a young boy, you always dream of the big club you’d like to play for,” he told Sky.
“It used to be Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, who always won. A young boy is always a fan of those who win.
“You can’t just drop something like that. When it’s going well, you dream of playing somewhere else.”
This will be happy news for Manchester United fans coming from a player who has been previously linked with FC Barcelona and United’s arch rivals Liverpool.
Although the move for Werner will be happy for both the player and the fans, it may not be the most pragmatic signing and hence as long as Jose Mourinho is in charge, a move would seem unlikely.
Manchester United already have a fearsome attacking line up. Young players like Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are in fantastic form and are scoring goals left, right and centre with a potential return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the cards by the end of this year.
This would mean that United will have four deadly players capable of leading the line and if Timo Werner were to come, he would have to join the queue before getting time on the pitch. He is too good to spend time on the bench but should he give in to his dream and move to Old Trafford?