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United reportedly in race for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré

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The Frenchman is enjoying an impressive season at Vicarage Road.

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José Mourinho thinks that Watford’s Aboulaye Doucouré could be the solution to Manchester United’s midfield problem, according to a report in the Mirror. The Reds would likely face stiff competition to sign the industrious 25-year-old, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur also having had their heads turned since the Frenchman arrived in the Premier League a couple of years ago.

Doucouré’s goal return has been particularly eye-catching this season: he’s netted seven times in 28 appearances, having started in all but one of the Hornets’ league fixtures. He’s been one of the first names on the teamsheet under both Marco Silva and Javi Gracia, and Watford aren’t going to want to let him go without a fight. They paid £6 million to bring him to Vicarage Road in 2016, and he’s still got two years to run on his contract.

He’s also got what is surely one of the best chants in English football at the moment:

Get him signed.