Wayne Rooney believes Fulham’s teenage striker Ryan Sessegnon would be a “phenomenal” signing for Manchester United.
The 18-year-old, who has been likened to Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez, will be a Real Madrid target this summer but United hope the player will reject overtures from Spain in favour of a fresh challenge at Old Trafford. United, who signed Anthony Martial on a five-year deal in January, plan to extend his stay and Rooney, who spent five productive years as a young winger at Old Trafford, believes Sessegnon would be a good fit at the club.
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“If Manchester United can sign [Ryan Sessegnon] he would be absolutely phenomenal,” said Rooney. “He is a player who can play at either wing back or in midfield. He is young and hungry and plays in the right position. He’s always searching for the ball and always happy to put himself about, so hopefully he will be picking Manchester United for next season.”
Sessegnon has 10 senior goals in 87 appearances for the club since making his breakthrough in the Championship last season.