Maouassa has put in a string of impressive performances for Stade Rennais FC on the left flank this season, helping Julien Stephan’s side reach third in Ligue 1 before football ground to a premature halt as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the versatile youngster as a solid defensive option, and United face stiff competition from Newcastle United, as both Premier League teams are keeping an eye on his progress ahead of a potential transfer battle in the summer.
The 21-year-old has made 23 appearances in the French top flight this campaign, scoring 3 goals, providing 1 assist, averaging 2.2 tackles per game, making 1 interception, and registering 1.9 clearances on average (via WhoScored). His market value is estimated at £7.2m via Transfermarkt, but the report claims Rennes will consider an offer worth more than €12m.
If Ed Woodward manages to sign Maouassa in the upcoming transfer window, the defender will have to contend with the likes of Luke Shaw and United academy graduate Brandon Williams for a place in Solskjaer’s starting lineup next season.
Predictably, plenty of supporters are delighted by the latest “astute” link, with one fan labelling the Frenchman as “underrated.”
Take a look at the rest of the best reactions on social media…
This guy is literally following very closely to alphonso davies and so underrated, if he comes then he would have pretty mich impact. I like our LB options but if we have to cash shaw and sign him for the 10m, then it's definitely a win
— Diego Llamoca (@llamoca_diego) April 23, 2020
— FergieTime™️ (@SSIIIIUUUUU) April 23, 2020
I don’t like the way he runs. Slightly hunched. Other than that, a very talented young LB. I’d defo take him.
— Mosus (@MosusHyson) April 23, 2020
Would be an astute signing.
Fits the profile
— Vedant Sarkhot (@Vedant_92) April 23, 2020
Looks good imo has a good tackle and can dribble with pace. Defo a good option given his price tag. Noticed him while watching camavinga in Rennais games this season
— 이상혁 Stan| T1 (@Bearboysabah01) April 23, 2020
This is a good transfer for €12m, hopefully he turns out great for us and by 2021 summer we sell Shaw.
— ugly”xyz (@ols_p) April 23, 2020
€12m is very good price
— Manchester United (@poland_united) April 23, 2020
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