Quinton Fortune urges Jose Mourinho to reignite interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United midfielder Quentin Fortune has urged to reignite Manchester United’s interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Louis van Gaal was reportedly keen on luring the Gabon international to Old Trafford earlier this year but was promptly sacked a month later.

Aubameyang has netted 94 goals since joining Dortmund in 2013, clocking up a career-best total of 39 last season.

Fortune, speaking earlier this week, believes Mourinho should move for the in-form striker next summer.

“Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, I like him,” he said.

“Pace, scoring goals, that’s what we need but, obviously we have the young Marcus Rashford.

“If we are going to bring someone in that can a difference, he can make a difference.”

Aubameyang is perhaps the quintessential ‘modern striker’. A striker with a ‘poacher’s instinct’ is no longer sufficient in today’s modern game. I mean, take Jermain Defoe: he seems like something from the past, doesn’t he?

The Dortmund striker, on the other hand, encompasses every attribute admired in a forward: speed, vision, strength, power, intelligence on the ball, unyielding energy and, of course, ruthlessness in front of goal. Aubameyang has it all.

Placed on the right hand side, the 27-year-old, with Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial on the other flank, would wreak absolute havoc under Mourinho.

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