Manchester United fans will have to wait a bit longer to see their team in action. But the Bundesliga’s return means some could see an alleged target in action this weekend.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United are targeting Rabbi Matondo as an alternative to Jadon Sancho. The 19-year-old signed for Schalke for £11.3million in 2019.
While he is yet to have the same kind of impact at Sancho in Germany, Matondo has plenty of potential.
The fact that he would also be considerably cheaper than the England international is no doubt appealing. After all, United surprised a few with the signing of Dan James last summer and Matondo could be a similar recruit.
The reported United target started Saturday’s game on the bench but came on at half-time. By then his side were 2-0 down against a free-flowing Borussia Dortmund and he could not change the tide.
A final score of 4-0 left Matondo and his teammates disappointed. And the right winger’s second-half showing prompted a mixed response from United supporters and others around the world.
Given the nature of football right now, it would be unfair to judge the teenager too harshly. United have a history of turning rough diamonds into stars. But only time will tell if Matondo arrives and follows the same route.
Here is how some fans reacted to the reported United target’s performance:
Rabbi Matondo did well. My winger 🏴🏴🏴— Steff🏴🔰 (@SteffMUFC) May 16, 2020
This matondo guy we are linked with has been awful 😔#mufc— ChampagneBali (@balisebitz_2) May 16, 2020
Watching the Matondo Manchester United want and he’s an absolute watch! #BVBS04— Fola_Guerreiro🇳🇬🇪🇸🇩🇪 (@folahan_jnr) May 16, 2020
Na the Matondo United wan buy be this? 😂— muda muda muda (@AbdulMateen__) May 16, 2020
Rabbi matondo will be playing for Didcott United in 3 years time just cause he has a bit of pace and plays in the Bundesliga does NOT mean he’s good— Jack (@jack86335558) May 16, 2020
Rabbi Matondo looks a decent player dk why he didn’t start— A L E X 👹 (@AlexUnited21) May 16, 2020