At the end of the transfer window Manchester United were linked with Valencia striker Maxi Gomez.

Cadena Ser reported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had identified Gomez as a summer transfer target to lead the line.

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Gomez had begun the season pretty well, in his first campaign at Valencia since a summer move from Celta Vigo, with nine goals in 18 appearances.

The second half of the season has not gone so well for the Uruguayan.

No goals and an injury setback

Gomez has started seven matches since United were linked on January 28.

His goal return during this time sits at zero, with Valencia winning only two of these games.

 

He then broke a metatarsal bone in his foot at the start of March, Football Espana reported, which could have ruled him out for the rest of the season.

With matches delayed, Gomez has a chance to contribute when games eventually resume as he will likely be fully fit again.

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Can this help United?

Gomez is a very different striker to the types United have. He’s a bruiser, a prototypical target man who would be well suited to the English game.

His goal drought will likely not have been impressing United, who will have a variety of options being considered for the summer.

At the same time, it is likely to keep his price tag down and make Valencia more open to selling him after just one season, if he is not setting goalscoring records.

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