Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Want Mor!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Want Mor!

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UNITED will step up their interest in Alvaro Morata after confirming Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure from the club.

Manager Jose Mourinho has told sources close to him of his admiration for the Real Madrid striker who has emerged as a leading target in the Reds pursuit of a new No.9. Mourinho is convinced he can provide the cutting edge his side lacked last season - and replace Ibrahimovic at the point of his attack.

The United manager - who handed Morata his debut at Real in 2010 - also believes the 24-year-old has the physical attributes to cope with the Premier League.

He brackets him in the same category as Didier Drogba, Diego Costa and Ibrahimovic as a target man, who is effective with his head and feet.

Mourinho prioritised an orthodox centre forward following Ibrahimovic's kneeligament injury that is expected to rule the Swede out until January at the earliest. …

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