Former boss Jose Mourinho initially tried to sign him two years ago, and it seems his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reignited the pursuit.
Pellegri made all the headlines during his meteoric rise to the top at Genoa and the Red Devils held talks with his representatives over a move to Old Trafford.
Unfortunately, the Italian has been beset by multiple setbacks, as he has suffered from a string of injuries, and this has prevented him from becoming a regular starter at the Stade Louis II. He is currently valued at a mere £5.67m via Transfermarkt.
In comparison, Mason Greenwood has made 39 appearances for Solskjaer’s side in this season so far, scoring 14 goals and supplying one assist in total. Despite the fact most of his appearances have come as a substitute, the teenager has still managed to bag five goals in the Premier League (WhoScored).
Furthermore, whether or not Ed Woodward will be willing to splash the cash on another injury-stricken striker remains to be seen, after Radamel Falcao failed to impress at the Theatre of Dreams.
Unsurprisingly, many United fans reacted to the latest transfer update, with one supporter branding him the “most injury prone player I’ve ever seen,” and another adding “Greenwood is better.”
Have a read through the rest of the mixed reactions so far…
He’s a real gem up front. Throw money at Fiorentina and get Chiesa on the right too.
— Tony (@AnthonySoprano_) May 28, 2020
Exactly the sort of signing which will make us compete for top prizes.. ole’s at the wheel man !
— Talking MUFC 6 (@shikharsingh148) May 28, 2020
Just looked him up, he’s been injured all season. Don’t need him if you ask me
— RK (@MUFCRK9_) May 28, 2020
— Breezy (@justTooBreezy) May 28, 2020
He used to be unreal at Genoa. Depending on how much they want I’d take him, even if his injury record is bad
— ℂ (@MUFC_Camer0n) May 28, 2020
A punt for the youth team I imagine. Though cant imagine our team of mad doctors could get him fit.
— Sarah Horrocks (@mercurialblonde) May 28, 2020
Greenwood is better with his eyes closed and feet knotted together
— United.Territory (@TerritoryUnited) May 28, 2020
Steer well clear. Most injury prone player I’ve ever seen and that’s saying something.
— Jason309 (@Jason_Kavanagh) May 28, 2020
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