According to the latest reports, Manchester United are ‘most likely’ to sign this former Red Devils star ahead of the summer transfer window.
In December 2018, less than just two weeks after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed a contract extension at Molde, he received a phone call. It was from Manchester United. In an unprecedented move, the Red Devils were calling him to return to the club. Solskjaer must have scratched his head and sighed. He had to admit to himself he missed Old Trafford. The prospect of taking charge of United was too tempting.
Even if it was merely meant to be on a temporary basis initially.
To many the move came as a major shock, but the Old Trafford faithful are no stranger to spectacular returns.
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From Mark Hughes coming back from his European adventure and Paul Scholes returning from retirement to help United secure another Premier League title to Paul Pogba becoming the most expensive player in the club’s history after leaving the Red Devils just four years prior.
Most players who have represented the club are valued highly by the fans. There is a special connection and bond between the club and the supporters at Old Trafford. It is unlike any club in the world.
Solskjaer’s arrival was thus greeted with great reception upon his first game. The Norwegian did not disappoint either. Surely and slowly he has started to play exciting attacking football with the Red Devils and rekindling the recipes for success of old. From placing emphasis on playing on the flanks to promoting youth players, it seems Solskjaer is building a team for the future.
And to help Solskjaer’s quest, the Norwegian could be about to bring back a former United star to Old Trafford.
Dwight McNeil never made a first team appearance for United. He left as a youngster when he was just 15 years of age.
He found his feet at Burnley, where Dwight McNeil is now regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in the Premier League.
Capable of playing on the wing and as a full back, Dwight McNeil’s pace and marauding style has earned him many plaudits.
According to Lancaster Live via Caught Offside, the Red Devils are the ‘most likely’ destination for Dwight McNeil ahead of the summer transfer window, with McNeil a ‘supporter’ of the club and fitting into the Red Devils’ ‘recruitment style.’
Do you think Dwight McNeil would be a good signing for United?