Raphael Honigstein explains why Man United don’t want top 28-year-old attacker
The Bundesliga expert has shed light on why Manchester United aren't interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United don’t view Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a striker capable of playing the number nine role at Old Trafford, according to Raphael Honigstein.
The Gabon international’s future has been a source of transfer speculation this summer after Borussia Dortmund conceded that the centre-forward was free to leave the club.
Aubemeyang has been regularly linked with a move to the Premier League over the past few seasons but a deal has failed to materialise.
Manchester United have already agreed a deal to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku after settling on a fee over the weekend.
Mourinho could look to further boost his Manchester United squad after Wayne Rooney moved to Everton and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released last month.
However, Bundesliga expert Honigstein doesn’t expect Manchester United to show an interest in Aubameyang despite the striker’s proven goal-scoring ability in the Bundesliga.
“Man United have been scouting him extensively before Mourinho’s time,” Honigstein told ESPN FC.
“They don’t see him as a striker who commands that fee. Mourinho has never liked that kind of striker and doesn’t see him as a number nine.”
Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season in their first campaign under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils won the EFL Cup and the Europa League to finish the season on a positive note and secure their place in next season’s Champions League.