Manchester United want to sign this Cup winner and club skipper by Summer

The Red Devils have identified West Ham’s wonder kid, Reece Oxford as a potential Summer swoop after sending scouts to watch him of recent. The skipper of the West Ham under-21 side led the team to Cup victory over their Hull City counterparts on Wednesday, and Manchester United scouts were on ground to watch him in action. The 17-year-old caught the attention of everyone on the Match Day 1 when West Ham handed a shocking 2 – 0 defeat to Arsenal. He was voted Man of the Match in the game, and the defensive midfielder, who also doubles as a central defender has since seen his stocks rise, attracting the duo of Manchester City and Arsenal.

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However, Manchester United are said to be favorites to land him as reported by The Sun. . West Ham however won’t be willing to let him go easily after making him one of the youngest highest-paid players. Oxford recently put pen to paper for a 2-year deal, and is highly-rated. He is definitely a long-term home-grown option if he is successfully signed. United are in need of a natural central back and Oxford is a great option. Having made 7 senior team appearances in the EPL this term, next season promises to be a better campaign and he is most likely to break into the first team on a permanent basis.