Report: Manchester United want £42m striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Manchester United are linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester United are interested in prolific Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, report The Mirror.

The Gabon international has had a sensational start to the season, scoring a phenomenal 22 goals in 18 games.

At 26-years-old, he is entering his peak years, and the Red Devils can afford to spend big to ensure it is with them - even at the speculated price of £42 million.

Manager Louis van Gaal knows the Bundesliga well from his time in charge at Bayern Munich, and The Mirror report he has had Aubameyang scouted on several occasions this season.

The striker could transform United's attack, and form a deadly partnership with Anthony Martial. He has pace they desperately need, regarded as one of the fastest in world football.

His arrival could well push Wayne Rooney out of United's best XI, at least in the mind of Louis van Gaal - as many fans believe he no longer belongs in it already.

Liverpool threat?

Liverpool are the main threat for Aubameyang given Jurgen Klopp's relationship with the striker, having signed him for Dortmund.

However Dortmund may be reluctant to sanction a deal involving their former manager, for fear it could open the floodgates for several more.

The Old Trafford side have the financial muscle to over-power Liverpool, and while they may well be buying at the peak of Aubameyang's form, he is a player worth splashing out on.

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