United target, scouted by Giggs in October, scores first goal for new club

Abdul Majeed Waris has got the ball rolling after 11 games at Trabzonspor.

It was reported at the end of last month that Manchester United had sent Ryan Giggs out on a surprise scouring mission to Turkey. The Welsh assistant had reportedly headed out to watch Trabzonspor in action, more specifically their rapid Ghanaian forward Abdul Majeed Waris.

The 23-year-old, who once attended Hartpury College in the UK, was big game this summer after it became clear he had no future at Russian side Spartak Moscow.

He had failed to shine in Russia, scoring just one league goal after leaving Swedish side BK Hacken - where he has scored goals for fun.

But he smashed home nine goals in 16 appearances on loan at Valenciennes in the French Ligue 1 toward the end of last season which again caught the eye of several interested parties.

Trabzonspor got their man, but Manchester United are apparently ready to snap him up if he impresses their scoutinh missions.

So far that has not been the case.

In his first 10 games for the Turkish side he had failed to score, hardly form to get United scrambling for the chequebook.

But last night he finally broke his duck.

Waris, who has previously been linked with Chelsea and Norwich City, slid home from close range during Trabzonspor's 1-1 draw with Lokeren in Belgium last night - his first goal for the club.

He will hope that is the beginning of a deluge that sees United send Giggs on a flight once again.

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