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Manchester United Eyeing A Move For This La Liga Forward: What Will He Bring To Old Trafford?

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In a recent report, Fichajes claimed that Manchester United are eyeing a move for Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak. It is understood that the Red Devils could face competition from Manchester City in the race to land the Swedish striker.

Isak’s Underwhelming Start To This Campaign

Isak has made a slow start to this campaign after missing a few games due to a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old has participated in seven matches for the Spanish outfit this season, scoring just once in the process across all fronts.

The Swedish attacker has struggled to be consistent with his offensive contributions as he is averaging 1.5 shots, 0.5 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in La Liga. Isak also needs to work on improving his accuracy when distributing possession deep inside the opponent’s half, based on his pass completion rate of 71.2% in league football (stats via whoscored).

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SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 18: Alexander Isak of Sweden runs with the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group E match between Sweden and Slovakia at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 18, 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev – Pool/Getty Images)
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What Will The Swedish Centre-Forward Bring To Manchester United?

Isak is a quick and agile forward who can time his runs well in behind the opposition backline when he is playing with confidence on the pitch. He can get himself into some promising areas in the attacking third of the field.

The Sweden international packs a lot of power with his shot attempts and can be a composer finisher in front of the opponent’s goal. However, he is still learning his trade, so the Red Devils would have to be patient with his progress if they end up recruiting him next year.

Isak has the potential to become a top striker in European football someday which makes him an ideal candidate to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford when he decides to hang up his Man United boots in the coming seasons. At 22, the future is quite bright for the promising La Liga forward as long as he continues to work hard on improving himself and can steer clear of injuries.

We can expect Isak to bring some pace and goals to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s attack. More importantly, the talented Swede will undoubtedly increase competition for places within Man United‘s match-day squad that might be enough to help them challenge for multiple trophies over the next few years.

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