According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United considered a move for Ryan Fraser.

The Bournemouth winger has been in excellent form this season, scoring seven goals and providing 14 assists. The report describes his form as a ‘revelation’.

But United consider that at 25, and already established in the Premier League, Fraser would be overpriced.

Instead United are expected to wrap up a deal for Swansea’s Dan James, who will cost around £15 million.

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A move for Scotland international Fraser would have drawn a mixed reaction, and would have been a gamble, over whether he could reproduce the same form and handle the pressure.

 

By going for James instead, United are still taking a chance, but at a cheaper price.

He is younger than Fraser, and plays with a different style, reliant on his pace. This could be more beneficial to the way Solskjaer wants to build his side.

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It is at least positive that United are looking at signing wingers.

James will be a shrewd addition, but a more proven player will need to be added too. Hopefully United are looking at a higher calibre there than Fraser.

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