Speedy Winger: Manchester United in surprise transfer link as star wants move – reports

Manchester United have been linked with the pacy talents of Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in one report in the latest news cycle.

British media outlet, The Daily Mirror, reports that both Manchester clubs will potentially target the England star this summer.

They say:

The two Manchester clubs eyeing fed-up England midfielder

And ESPN reckons that, having been on the peripheries of the team for the last few years, that Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave Arsenal.

The 23-year-old England star, who has 24 caps and five goals for his country since his debut all the way back in 2012, hasn’t always been a first choice since his debut for Arsenal.

He joined the club way back in 2011 and was mooted as a superstar of the future. And despite making around 25-30 appearances a season on average – with injuries also stymying his progress – he has all too often found himself coming off the bench instead of starting games, especially in the big encounters.

The England star has played 180 times in total and scored 20 goals. Obviously Arsene Wenger has seen him up close and personal. But TFF has always believed that he is a better player than Theo Walcott, who tends to start ahead of his countryman.

Manchester United could use some more pace in their side and while Oxide-Chamberlain is still something of a rough diamond, he certainly has the skill, pace and athleticism to fulfil his potential at Old Trafford in the 4-2-3-1 system which Jose Mourinho tends to favour.

Manchester United fans: does Oxlade-Chamberlain have the quality to become a Manchester United star?