‘A Lot of Pace’: Rival boss admits he’s keen to sign forward linked with Manchester United

Manchester United are slowly but surely returning to the top of the pile after several years in the wilderness.

But while the results and performances are getting back to where they should be, we still haven’t seen the swagger return to Manchester United yet.

The batterings of old are still rare and Manchester United still don’t have the fluency of their greatest sides.

Perhaps the attack is most culpable for this. Manchester Untied have some frightening forwards but TFF still doesn’t feel that the front line has the sort telepathy which makes teams great.

So we should expect to see more attacking additions in the coming windows and one such player who has been linked, is also of interest to Manchester United’s European rivals, according to latest reports.

British media cutely, Sky Sports, reports:

Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt has confirmed the Bundesliga club’s interest in Genk winger Leon Bailey, who has been linked with Manchester United.

“He’s got a lot of pace, he’s technically skilled, and someone we are looking at in the long run,” Schmidt told the Rheinische Post on Monday.

Although Jamaican football can count on one hand the number of footballers who have made it to the top echelons of the game, TFF really likes the look of this youngster.

He may still be little raw and, having just discarded the mercurial Memphis Depay, Manchester United may wish to avoid repeats.

But he has the sort of pace, guile and penetration that could really cause Premier League opponents problems.

He also looks as if he has the sort of strength and resilience that would keep him afloat in one of Europe’s most physically gruelling leagues. Bailey is brave and doesn’t shirk a challenge.

All in all he has the potential to become one of the best known Jamaican footballers of all time.

It’s a long and winding road but perhaps Manchester United should take a punt on the youngster. Let’s have a look at him in action.

Manchester United fans: worth a nibble?