AFCON 2019: 5 players Manchester United scouts will be watching closely in Egypt

AFCON 2019: 5 players Manchester United scouts will be watching closely in Egypt

- AFCON 2019 championship remains the biggest football fiesta on the African continent

- The competition boasts of fantastic players as well as new discoveries

- It will provide Man United the opportunity to scout new players this summer

Manchester United are hunting for new recruits as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his squad, and forge a team capable of contending for the Premier League title.

They have signed Welshman Daniel James from Swansea already this summer but that is just one of the numerous signings the Red Devils are looking to land before the start of a new season.

However, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament seems a perfect platform for them to discover new talents which abound on the continent and possibly sign a few from there.

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Despite signing James earlier this summer, the Norwegian desperate to bring in more stars if he must succeed at Old Trafford next campaign.

The manager is also faced with the dilemma of seeing his top players exit the club with Paul Pogba, David De Gea, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku all linked with a move away from the club.

1. Wilfred Ndidi - Nigeria

The defensive midfielder has been rock solid for Leicester City since he joined them few seasons back.

He emerged Premier League most tackler for the second consecutive season after the 2018-19 season.

The Super Eagles star will also not cost United a fortune unlike all other players who they are eyeing to join them.

2. Hakim Ziyech - Morocco

He was part of the Ajax team that won domestic double in Netherlands and also player a part in helping his side reach the semifinals of the Champions League last term.

Though, they lost to Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur on away goals rule, they were impressive all through the competition even in the face of crashing out.

3. Kalidou Koulibaly - Senegal

He was the Serie A's best defender last season and has been rock solid for his national team at the ongoing AFCON championship in Egypt,

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4. Nicolas Pepe - Ivory Coast

5. Andre Onana - Cameroon earlier reported that Manchester United have reached an agreement with Crystal Palace for the summer signing of defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Englishman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the end of the 2018/19 Premier League season and he is now on the verge of becoming a United player.

According to Sky Sports, the deal agreed is worth £50m and the 21-year-old England Under-21 international is set to travel for medicals at Manchester United. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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