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Joshua King has indicated it would have been a massive dream come true should his move to Manchester United was completed late in the January transfer window.

The Bournemouth striker was a target for the Red Devils as they seeked to xober for their attacking prowess.

Marcus Rashford was injured amd will be out for a very long time, while Antonio Martial is struggling to score goals, the club needed another striker to compliment Martial and youngster Greenwood, and Joshua king was among the possible candidates.

United expressed interest in striking a deal for King to boost their squad depth and even saw an initial £20m bid rejected as it did not meet Bournemouth’s valuation of the Norwegian. The Old Trafford club later securing a loan deal for former Watford frontman Odion Ighalo instead.

King began his senior career at United, having joined the club aged 16 from Valerenga in his native Norway. He played just two first-team games, leaving permanently in 2013 to sign for Blackburn.

The Oslo born player later emerged as a Premier League calibre player at Bournemouth, netting 16 goals during the 2016/17 campaign and another 12 in the top flight last season.

King has now freely admitted to Norwegian broadcaster TV2 that he would have jumped at the chance to return to United, who were looking for cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.

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