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Erik ten Hag told to use Chelsea as a warning against signing target Timo Werner



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Erik ten Hag is looking to add firepower to his Manchester United forward line as he attempts to rid his squad of their scoring woes this season.

Before Manchester United‘s 3-0 win over Everton, only Marcus Rashford had registered a goal out of all of Erik ten Hag‘s forwards in the Premier League, with the side struggling to maintain good form.

With United needing a more stable source of goals, the club reportedly enquired about the availability of the RB Leipzig striker, who has a career total of 151 goals and 69 assists in 398 games spanning 11 seasons.

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After exploding onto the European stage through the Bundesliga, Werner transferred to Chelsea for a fee of £47 million before re-joining the German club two seasons later after failing to settle into the Premier League.

He scored 23 goals and provided 18 assists across 88 fixtures while at the London club, but his time at Stamford Bridge was ultimately deemed unsuccessful.

Glen Johnson, a former Premier League defender, has questioned United’s interest in the German striker, explaining that he feels Ten Hag is making the wrong choice and that United should look at Werner’s time with Chelsea as proof he will not make a positive impact at United.

“I would be surprised,” Johnson told GGRecon when asked if he feels Werner would be a success at United.

“It really didn’t go well for him at Chelsea. It wasn’t the fact that he was unlucky or there was a player taking his position that was on fire; he had all the opportunity to go on and be whatever he could be, and it didn’t happen in the Premier League.

“So I would be very surprised if Manchester United went for him, and if they did go for him, I would be very surprised if they saw a different Timo Werner.”