Manchester United: Michael Olise can become Dan Ashworth's first signing in huge statement of intent – thanks to straightforward clause

Manchester United target Michael Olise of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brentford FC at Selhurst Park
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Manchester United can make Michael Olise Dan Ashworth's first signing – and it won't be as difficult as other deals that the Red Devils are chasing.

Ashworth is expected to take a role at Old Trafford following their official approach for the Newcastle United director three weeks ago. The transfer guru has already begun identifying targets, according to reports, with Olise a big rumour.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.