Jordan Torunarigha admits he dreams of playing at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Hertha Berlin youngster Jordan Torunarigha has admitted that he has dreamt of playing for Manchester United in the future.

The 19-year-old, a product of Hertha’s academy, made his debut for the senior side earlier this season, coming on as a substitute during a 1-0 win over Ingolstadt.

He features primarily as a left back but can feature on the right-hand side as well, offering plenty of power going forward and physicality at the back.

And Torunarigha, when asked about where he saw himself in the future, noted that Man United would serve as his main choice.

“Manchester United, it has always been my dream to play at Old Trafford,” said Torunarigha. “Maybe somehow with Hertha.”

It is, of course, early days for Torunarigha, who is still finding his feet in the Hertha first team this season, but those that have seen him play – even at a youth level – will tell you that the German possesses the kind of work rate required to succeed at this level.

His style – bustling, committed and tinted with youthful exuberance – is evocative of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, with both able to break through the lines with little more than their raw, powerful energy. The 19-year-old would benefit from improving his delivery and composure on the ball, but this will come with further opportunities in the Bundesliga, one hopes.

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