Football Tactics for Beginners: Defending Corner Kicks

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It’s almost confirmed that Mourinho will take over at Manchester United in the summer with German outlet Bild joining the many media houses in Spain and Italy confirmed the appointment. Zlatan has been strongly linked with United and especially considering the special relationship he shares with Mourinho, this move seems highly likely. Lets take a look at the probable strikers Mourinho will target in the summer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swede is set to leave PSG and he wants a move to the Premier League. Manchester United will be the perfect destination for him but whether United really another aging striker is the real question.

Gonzalo Higuain

The Argentine has been in stunning form for Napoli but if United fail to qualify for the Champions League, then he might not be interested in moving.

Edinson Cavani

Cavani, a hard working forward is a typical Mourinho forward who gives his all for the team. But he has been off form for sometime now.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Dortmund striker has been in stunning form this season and with his pace and trickery will be a perfect fit for Mourinho’s United.

Harry Kane

It would take an astronomical amount of money to prise Kane away from Spurs but United have the financial resources to fund the move.

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