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21st Feb 2017

Manchester United fans get carried away after transfer target scores against Manchester City

Hold your horses, he's not signed yet

Tom Victor

If Monaco’s previous transfer business is anything to go by, Kylian Mbappé won’t be playing his football on the French Riviera for much longer.

The teenage forward has burst onto the scene this season after showing flashes last year when he broke Thierry Henry’s record to become the club’s youngest ever scorer.

Mbappé, who only turned 18 in December, has been linked with a Premier League move, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City all mentioned in connection with the French Under-19 international.

And that talk will only intensify after he was handed his first Champions League start at the Etihad and took full advantage with the Ligue 1 club’s second goal of the night.

City may have come back to win on the night by five goals to three, but people weren’t ignoring the French star-in-waiting.

While several clubs might have been linked with Mbappé, supporters of one club in particular seem convinced he will sign for them.

And, with Manchester United having already added former Monaco man Anthony Martial to their ranks, we can hardly be surprised that their fans are just waiting for him to sign on the dotted line.

And, of course, the signs are already there.

But there are always nay-sayers.

Still, Arsenal fans certainly have reason to be excited, especially after the youngster was compared to one of their own heroes.

One thing’s for sure, he won’t come cheap.

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