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Man Utd have been monitoring Brighton star Evan Ferguson, could leave next year

Manchester United have been monitoring Brighton & Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson, who could pursue a new challenge next year, according to Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils bolstered their attack this summer with the signings of Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund. Both of them are yet to make a significant impact for the club.

Mount started in the first two games of the season before picking up an injury. Hojlund has made just one cameo appearance against Arsenal since returning from a back issue.

The duo should be an integral part of the manager’s plans after the international break, but it appears United are also looking into the future with a possible deal for Ferguson.

Anthony Martial has entered the final year of his contract with United. There are suggestions that he could be released on a free transfer. The club may not trigger his extension clause.

This could pave the way for the arrival of Ferguson. The Brighton star signed a new deal until June 2028 this year, but Manchester Evening News claim that he could be transferred in 2024.

Ferguson would be a perfect foil for Hojlund

United made a huge statement by landing Hojlund from Atalanta this summer. They paid big money for his services. The Dane should become a key player for them in the long run.

The 20-year-old is gifted with pace and a strong physical presence. He also has a keen eye for goal, and should be an upgrade on Martial, who has barely impressed this campaign.

Ferguson is another emerging striker with huge potential. At just 18, he has made his mark in the English top-flight, and could go on to become a leading marksman in a few years.

The teenager bagged his maiden senior hat-trick against Newcastle United before the break. He has already amassed four goals from the first four games of the campaign.

United may need to break the bank and pay a club-record fee for Ferguson next summer. If the club can prise him away, they could form one of the best young striking partnerships.

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