Man United ‘line up Ligue 1 raid for Nicolas Pepe and Adrien Rabiot’

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing moves for Ligue 1 duo Nicolas Pepe and Adrien Rabiot this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for a busy transfer window after seeing his side end the Premier League season in dreadful form — with Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Cardiff leaving United with five defeats in their final nine games.

Pepe, 23, has been in fine form for Lille this season, providing 20 goals and 11 assists in 36 league starts.

PSG midfielder Rabiot has had a less productive campaign, having been frozen out by manager Thomas Tuchel since January after refusing to sign a new contract. 

Rabiot is available on a free transfer this summer and, according to The Mirror, the 24-year-old is on United’s radar.

The Mirror also claim that United and Solskjaer are weighing up a £45million move for Pepe, who has scored four goals in 11 games for the Ivory Coast.

Solskjaer was fuming after Sunday’s home loss to Cardiff. And he cancelled an end-of-season review with his United flops on Monday after finally running out of patience with them.

The Norwegian had ordered his players to report to the club’s Carrington training base for a debriefing before going away on holiday. But he was so upset over the final-day loss at Old Trafford that he told them not to bother.

Solskjaer’s assistant Mark Dempsey tore into the squad in the dressing room after the game, warning them not to answer back while he criticised their performance and attitude.


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