Marco Asensio has emerged as a shock target for Manchester United according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon.
This comes after reports that United manager Jose Mourinho has cooled off interest in Asensio’s Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale.
The Spanish U-21 international, broke into the Madrid team last season and has been a revelation ever since. He has however struggled for game time so far this season, with manager Zinedine Zidane favouring his more established teammates.
Man United are known to be in search of a new playmaker having been linked former Madrid player Mesut Ozil and also Antoine Griezman of Atletico Madrid.
Mourinho sees the Spaniard has exactly the kind of player to offer the much needed flair to his United attack and is willing to guarantee Asensio playing time as well as a leading role at the club.
Asensio possesses great pace, awareness and understanding of attacking transitions. He is a left-footer who plays mostly on the wing but is versatile enough to play various attacking positions as he has shown on many occasions at the Bernabeu. He is also blessed with good dribbling, crossing and shooting abilities.
Despite his lack of game time this season, Asensio has scored 7 goals so far this season which goes a long way in underlining his obvious talent.