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Manchester United are monitoring Antoine Semenyo

Manchester United are monitoring Antoine Semenyo

According to the Bristol Post, Manchester United and Chelsea scouts have been tracking Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo.

Semenyo is currently on loan with League Two side Newport County, and is impressing for the Welsh club. 

Bristol City’s loan manager Brian Tinnion recently told the Bristol Post’s ‘Robins on the Wire’ podcast that he “sat with a Man United scout at Newport the other week, to be honest, and they really like him.”

Whether or not the Red Devils will make a formal move for Semenyo this month remains to be seen, but if they do decide pursue his signature then the Robins stand little chance of fending off their advances.

The Verdict

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have identified Semenyo as a bright prospect for the future. It would surely be far too much to ask the 19-year-old to come to Old Trafford and have an immediate impact. 

However, Semenyo’s performances in League Two have shown that he is a real talent with huge potential. If he wants to make it at the very top of the profession, he must add some more end product to his game – as his return of three goals and two assists from twenty league outings this season shows that there is room for improvement – but his technical and physical qualities are already developed to a fine standard.

As what would surely represent a low cost gamble of a signing, United have nothing to lose by rolling the dice on the teenager.

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