Manchester United are constantly on the lookout for top-tier players all around the world of football, and they are currently planning a move of monumental proportions in order to get one of the sport’s most captivating up-and-coming stars.
It has been reported in Spain that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has set his sights on precocious World Cup standout Jamal Musiala. Musiala was a shining figure for a Germany team that was eliminated in the group stage for the second consecutive tournament.
The 19-year-old has been in scintillating form for both Bayern Munich and Germany this season. He has utilized his dribbling prowess and ever-growing clinical knack to establish himself as one of the most highly regarded young prospects on the international stage. Bayern Munich has won both of their matches this season.
And after his exploits in Qatar, the source goes on to say that Bayern are eager to make the necessary efforts to secure his future in Germany, with Erik ten Hag indeed being among the interested suitors. This is because Erik ten Hag is the manager of Manchester United.
Musiala’s ascent to the top has been nothing short of spectacular, and he is more than just a promising young player; the 20-time German international is a ball of fire who is able to unleash merciless fury on the backlines of other teams at any given chance.
Fans at both the club and international level have been mesmerized by his darting dashes, velvet feet, and swift manoeuvres. It is easy to forget that the “real handful,” as journalist Joe Crann once referred to him, has not even reached the age of adulthood yet. His skills have captivated fans at both the club and international level.
Simply put, he is going to collect the spoils of a career that has been showered with medals and individual honors, and his crucial role on the professional football pitch offers echoes of a player named George Best.
In spite of the high praise, there is no denying that certain aspects of Musiala’s game are reminiscent of the legendary former Red Devil, who was the winner of the Ballon d’Or in 1968 and was a star player of the highest caliber while he was playing at Old Trafford.
Musiala has been one of the most productive midfielders in Europe this season, with breathtaking displays performed with such forceful consistency that defies his 19 years of age. He has made 22 appearances for Bayern Munich, scoring 12 goals and assisted on ten more.
FBref ranks him in the top 10% for dribbles completed, 3% for touches in the attacking penalty area, and 5% for progressive passes received when compared to positional peers throughout Europe’s main five leagues. This emphasizes the versatile elegance of the jewel that is valued at £137 million.
Musiala surpassed the likes of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi, and Diego Maradona when it came to most successful attempts in a single World Cup match, matching his level for such accomplishments alongside these esteemed stars, as well as Best. Musiala made 13 successful dribbles during the World Cup match against Costa Rica.
It is indeed this pedigree with the ball at his feet that will cast some eyes back to Best, and how a move for the young Musiala could emulate the feats of the iconic former United ace, and cement a new dawn at the Theatre of Dreams.