Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Target Tells Belgians He Wants 'New Challenge'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Target Tells Belgians He Wants 'New Challenge'

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ANDERLECHT midfielder Leander Dendoncker is ready for a 'new challenge' amid interest from United.

M.E.N. Sport revealed last week the Reds had enquired about the 22-year-old Belgium international after he impressed in Anderlecht's Europa League quarter-final defeat to Jose Mourinho's side four months ago.

The Reds boss made a beeline for Dendoncker, who scored in the first-leg draw with United, after the tie ended at Old Trafford and they are believed to have touched base with his representatives.

United have already bolstered their midfield with Nemanja Matic and would prefer to recruit Dendoncker next year, however his agent Christophe Henrotay has indicated he could leave Brussels this summer.

"Anderlecht want to keep him but the kid wants a new challenge," Henrotay said. …

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