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Can Michael Olunga be the solution to Manchester United’s problems?

Last updated 7 months ago | By Ondeke Joshua

Kenyan striker Michael Olunga is seen to be the solution to Manchester United’s problems.[Courtesy]

Kenyan international striker Michael Olunga scored eight goals as Kashiwa Reysol demolished Kyoto Sanga 13-1 in a Japanese second-tier league match on Sunday.

The Harambee Stars striker put his side 1-0 up in the sixth minute and added the second seventeen minutes later to put his side 2-0 up.

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Olunga’s goals propelled his tally to 27 this season.

 Kashiwa Reysol striker Michael Olunga celebrating after his side thrashed Kyoto Sanga 13-1 in the Japanese second-tier league. [Courtesy]

The ‘Engineer’s’ future at the club is however in doubt, with reports suggesting he could end up in the Bundesliga next season.

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But what could really be the perfect club for Olunga?

Kenya football fanatics took to social media to suggest the Harambee Stars be the answer to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problem at Manchester United.

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Some have outrageously claimed he could be the perfect fit for Messi and Suarez at FC Barcelona after an impressive season with Girona in the Spanish League two seasons ago.

The in-form striker has now scored 27 goals this season in the Japanese J2 league. [Courtesy]

Olunga’s recent form has sparked mixed reactions with a significant section of the fanbase encouraging him to sign for big European sides Manchester United or Barcelona.

Adipo Sidang'


Replying to @the_trifector

My point is he can get a European club where he will be equally happy if not happier (Fact - Europe is the centre; the rest are periphery; and it means a lot to a professional footballer). Plus Olunga is too good to be on loan!

njenga patrickmbugua


Replying to @KTNKenya

Olunga has what it takes to be a great player. Keep it up.



Replying to


Olunga has the talent to play in the top five Leagues in Europe, showed glimpses at Girona when he came from Sweden but then the allure of money in Asia dragged him away from 'real football' to a 'retirement island'



Olunga has the capability to become a top striker anywhere in the world..but he needs a tougher and more competitive league to bring it out of him!