Date: 22nd March 2021 at 7:06pm
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Manchester United’s chances of winning a first trophy since 2017 were dealt a major blow on Sunday as they fell to a 3-1 loss to Leicester City in the FA Cup.

The quarter-final defeat means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only realistic chance of winning silverware now rests on the Europa League, where they face Granada in the last-eight.

Once again, the Red Devils failed to fire against stiffer opposition, with Mason Greenwood’s first half goal not enough to match the in-form Foxes.

A lack of cutting edge in the final-third has reportedly forced United into looking at bolstering their forward line in the summer.

According to The Sun, the Old Trafford club are targeting a move for impressive attacker Pedro Neto.

The Portugal international has been a standout performer this term, registering five goals and five assists for a Wolves side sitting 13th in the table – putting him in contention for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Neto has played 29 Premier League matches (starting 28) this term.

It’s claimed that United are plotting a £50m swoop for the 21-year-old as a cheaper alternative to fellow targets such as Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

Leeds United star Raphinha and Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Goncalves are also thought to be on Solskjaer’s radar but the report states Neto is near the top of the shortlist.

Apparently United missed out on the chance to sign the wide attacker in 2016 when he had a trial at the club.

Wolves signed Neto for just £16m from Lazio in 2019 so a sale to Old Trafford would see them make a significant profit.

 
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