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£60m-rated Premier League star admits ‘love’ for Man United and club legend



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West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen has admitted that he supported Manchester United as a child and that he would travel from the Midlands after school to go to Old Trafford.

Bowen, 26, has been an excellent player for West Ham since they signed him from Hull City in January 2020 for over £20 million.

He has continued his impressive career at the London Stadium this term, but his biggest contribution came in the Europa Conference League final last season when he scored the late winner for David Moyes’s men to win the club their first piece of silverware in over 40 years.

Whilst speaking to the Sky Sports YouTube channel this week, Bowen was asked what team he supported growing up. “Man United,” he responded. “I loved David Beckham growing up. I used to go to games after school, I remember I used to leave at about 4pm from Hereford and then go to the games.”

With six goals and one assist in the Premier League already this season, the winger has made major contributions to The Hammers’ strong start to the campaign.

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They sit in ninth place, just one point and position away from United, who have failed to impress so far this season under Erik ten Hag.

Ironically, one of United’s major sticking points in recent years has been the right-wing position. Jadon Sancho and Antony have both failed to inspire despite coming for big money and the former looks likely to be leaving the club in January.

There are no links to potentially pinching Bowen from West Ham but even if there were, he would certainly be pricey as well.

Club teammate Michael Antonio has previously stated that his attacking partner would need to cost at least £60 million for West Ham to entertain a deal.

“If you’re a half-decent player, you’re going for £50 or £60 million. Jarrod Bowen, I couldn’t put a price on that,” said Antonio whilst speaking on the BBC Sounds Footballers Football Podcast. “He’s English, scores goals for fun. If he’s going it’s got to be £60 million.”

Although, it would perhaps make sense if United did try and structure a deal for the winger as West Ham have had recent interest in both Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, but a summer deal could not be agreed.