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Man Utd reportedly knocked back in pursuit of talented forward

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to see Jose Mourinho utilise their side’s talented youth academy during his tenure in Manchester…

Though not a manager famed for his focus on youth, the Portuguese boss has never had it better than he does right now when it comes to talented young players.

Marcus Rashford, though still a teenager, could quite easily turn out for most of the sides in the Premier League, whilst a host of other youngsters are also knocking on the door at Old Trafford.

However, it seems as though Mourinho has missed out on the opportunity to make more youth options available to him – with reporting that Ajax starlet Daishawn Redan is set to pass up the opportunity of a switch to Manchester in order to stay with Ajax.

According to, Redan said: “The club [Ajax] knows what I want and that is to get in the first team. I want to be the first-choice striker of Ajax. There is a contract coming my way here and I will definitely sign it.”

Though he isn’t a well-known figure in the Transfer Tavern, this has certainly come as a blow to the Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern. Often touted in the pub as the premier destination for young players, it would appear as though the Manchester star is fading in that regard.

Our landlord thinks it could be due in large part to Jose Mourinho’s notoriety when it comes to the utilisation, or lack thereof, of young players. Time after time in his career, most notably at Chelsea, the Portuguese manager has failed to capitalise on the quality and depth within his respective academies.

Marcus Rashford, who many have touted in the Transfer Tavern as the next Wayne Rooney, has seen his opportunities diminish this season – and this is something that Mourinho must look to change.

Man Utd fans – thoughts?

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