sport news considered Glenn Murray move at end of January transfer window

considered Glenn Murray move at end of January transfer window as they hunted a new striker before signing Odion Ighalo scrambled to bring in striker late in transfer window  Brighton forward Glenn Murray, 36, was one of the players considered  His Brighton future was up in the air and United earmarked him as possibility They ended up signing Odion Ighalo on loan and Murray recently extended deal 

By Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline

Published: 17:05 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 17:07 GMT, 3 February 2020

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considered a late window move for Glenn Murray before ending their January search for a striker by landing Odion Ighalo.

United's attempts to bolster their frontline last week led them to weigh up the credentials of a long list of frontmen, with Brighton veteran Murray among the surprise names.

Identifying strikers who could be prised out of their clubs in the final days of the window was one of their biggest obstacles as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short-term sought cover following Marcus Rashford's back injury and an alternative type of forward to the ones he already had. Murray's situation at Brighton made him a potential candidate.

Manchester United considered a move for Brighton striker Glenn Murray on deadline day

considered a move for Brighton striker Glenn Murray on deadline day

Murray, a United fan, had received limited game time following Neal Maupay's summer arrival, starting just one

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