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Manchester United prime target to cost £70m next summer after Red Devils miss chance to sign ace for £20m

Manchester United have suffered a significant blow in the pursuit of their prime targets for the future, the ace that could’ve value £20m will now value £70m next summer.

As reported by the Daily Mail, it looks like Manchester United will have to pay £70m for the prime target, Sean Longstaff next year, the report claims that the ace could’ve joined for £20m this summer.

The Sun understands that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified the 21-year-old as the main target following his breakthrough campaign for Newcastle United last season.

The Daily Mail’s report centres around the numerous failings of United chief Ed Woodward in recent times, the Red Devils chief was tasked with bringing gifted youngsters to Old Trafford this summer.

Longstaff on Newcastel jersey

Longstaff made nine Premier League appearances for the Tyneside club before being hit with a devastating injury within the latter stages of last season, the star has now recovered and is anticipated to feature in Newcastle’s Premier League opener against Arsenal tomorrow afternoon.

It’s simple to see why Solskjaer is such an admirer of Longstaff’s abilities, the ace looked cool, calm and composed under Rafa Benitez’s tutelage.

Despite his tender age, Longstaff didn’t look out of place as he dictated the midfield for the Magpies against well experienced Premier League sides.

The 21-year-old’s signature would’ve resolved a significant crisis for United. The Red Devils’ centre ranks are less spectacular following unflattering performances from their stars last season.

Former Chelsea star Nemanja Matic didn’t check up on the races as he failed to rise to speed with the fashionable mould of midfielder that he was being cavitied up against. Superstar Paul Pogba did not nail down some consistency for the side.

Last season’s marquee signing – Fred, was one of United’s worst performers and his time at Old Trafford looks doomed.

Longstaff may be an all-round midfielder that will challenge several United’s underperforming stars, the ace has all the tools to step right into United’s starting eleven.

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