Manchester United are in real danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League next season. That’s not what their owners and accountants want to hear so the upcoming January transfer window could be a busy one for them. Could it include signing Callum Wilson from Bournemouth?
Those of you of a certain age will remember that back in the 1970s when United were struggling, they turned to Bournemouth for help. Ted McDougall was a prolific scorer for the south-coast team in lower divisions and once scored nine goals in an 11-0 home FA Cup win over Margate. United paid a massive £200,000 for him but transferred him to West Ham before the end of the season.
United in Trouble
Fast forward to December 2018 and United are again in trouble, 16 points adrift of the league leaders Liverpool (who they play on Sunday) and more worryingly, eight off the top four. Something has to change in the second half of the season if they are to enjoy any success this season.
The January transfer window is going to be vital for their hopes and there could be plenty of change at the club. Players such as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford could well be on the move but who can United bring in to revitalise their faltering season?
An SOS call to Bournemouth could be on the cards for Jose Mourinho. Callum Wilson has come a long way from the days in 2011 when Coventry City sent him out on loan to non-league Kettering Town, where he scored just once in 17 games.
Three years later he moved to Bournemouth and has enjoyed great success. He’s a consistent goal scorer for the Premier League team and this season made his England debut. It’s 20/1 at SkyBet that he moves to Old Trafford in January and gives United a bit more power up front.
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