Manchester United fan Werner still dreams of Premier League move

Liverpool and Barcelona have been linked with Timo Werner but it is Manchester United which retains a special place in the striker's heart.

Striker Timo Werner joined RB Leipzig in 2016.   -  Bongarts

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner admits he still harbours a dream of playing for Manchester United, the team he supported as a youngster.

The Germany international has taken the Bundesliga by storm since joining Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has already scored five goals in six appearances this season.

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Liverpool and Barcelona are among the clubs to have been most heavily linked with a bid for Werner but the lure of Old Trafford still seems strongest for the 21-year-old, who grew up watching years of success under Alex Ferguson.

"As a young boy, you always dream of the big club you'd like to play for," he told Sky.

"It used to be Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, who always won. A young boy is always a fan of those who win.

"You can't just drop something like that. When it's going well, you dream of playing somewhere else."

In the shorter term, Werner is confident Leipzig can challenge for silverware this season, with Raplh Hasenhuttl's side just three points behind league leader Borussia Dortmund despite the added commitment of Champions League football.

"We want to win some trophies," he said. "I don't know if this will happen with RB but the chances are good this year that we can get a trophy."

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