Hideto Takahashi: Manchester United's Japanese Target Scoring A Screamer

Hideto Takahashi is the Japanese international comfortable in both central defence and in midfield. Just the positions where United need some cover...

The video above is of Japan's Hideto Takahashi netting an absolute stunner for FC Tokyo in the Asian Champions League. It's a lovely strike - the kind that Manchester United fans are used to see flying in from outside of the box from the likes of Scholes and Keane. Hideto Takahashi has been linked with a £2m move to Old Trafford - so can United fans look forward to more screamers like this?

Well, we're going to remain sceptical. For one think Takahashi has only scored four times in his whole career. However, he may well be the ideal post-Glazer signing; cheap, young and, perhaps most importantly, adaptable. Takahashi can play in both centre midfield and central defence - two areas that United where in desperate need of cover.

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