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“It might happen” – Man United fans told to avoid ‘looking at stats’ when assessing one Erik ten Hag transfer option



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Manchester United are interested in signing a striker in the January transfer market and fans are wary of one particular option that has been highlighted.

The Reds are looking to sign a forward player to support Rasmus Hojlund up front and one player that has been named is former Chelsea player Timo Werner.

Now back at RB Leipzig after a tough stint in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, where he was regularly mocked for missing chances, Werner has been linked back with a move to England.

United have reportedly included the 27-year-old in their list of options for the January transfer window and have already enquired about the striker’s services.

Werner has scored just twice so far this term, but former Man United defender Paul Parker would not be against the signing.

The ex-player believes that people should look beyond his goal return and assess what he’d be able to bring as a package at Old Trafford.

“When you look at Werner’s numbers in the Bundesliga, considering the defensive level, that’s quite a poor return really. We’ve seen that the Germans are very poor in the way they defend in the Bundesliga,” he began whilst speaking to

“Before Chelsea, he did score a lot of goals. You look at him, and you see someone who can and will want to run behind. Someone you give a bit of freedom and not tie down.

“I wouldn’t go against it. He has proven that he can score goals. He went to Chelsea and it didn’t work out. Chelsea find one good striker and then they go through four or five to find another good striker. That’s been proven in recent years. Drogba and Costa were the only good ones.

“I wouldn’t rule against Werner to Man Utd. It might happen. You can’t keep looking at stats. It has to be what the player can give and judge him in real time rather than look at numbers. Numbers have just become a narrative that can be used positively or negatively.”