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Manchester United interested in Ivan Toney in January transfer

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing up a move for Brentford’s Ivan Toney once his betting suspension concludes in the middle of January 2024.

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Following less than stellar displays against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, concerns are mounting among United supporters about the team’s depth in the midfield and striking positions for the forthcoming season.

The club recently acquired 20-year-old forward Rasmus Hojlund in a £72 million deal. However, he hasn’t made an appearance due to a pre-season injury. While Marcus Rashford typically plays on the left side, Anthony Martial’s fitness has been inconsistent throughout his tenure at United.

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Yet, it seems that Erik ten Hag might be holding off until the January transfer window for another attacking addition, looking towards Toney for the answers.

FootballTransfers suggests Manchester United’s interest in Toney was evident even before their pre-season trip to the USA. The outlet hints that the club might hold off on an official move until Toney’s betting suspension ends in January.

In a recent interview, Ivan Toney stated he liked Berbatov at Manchester United but did admit that he is a Liverpool fan, he said:

Toney said: “Everyone wants to play at the top of the tree. Not that Brentford aren’t there, but everyone wants to play for these big clubs and compete for trophies.

“If a chance was to come along, I would be silly not to look into it. The manager knows that I want to play at the highest level possible and whenever that time comes, so be it. My time at Brentford has been probably the best of my career.

“The next club I go to will be the right club. I am a Liverpool fan my whole life. I have liked Arsenal from young, how they play and how passionate their fans are. But I’m a Liverpool boy, Liverpool fan at heart.

“I liked Berbatov. I liked watching United a lot when Berbatov was there, too.”

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