MANCHESTER UNITED target Marko Arnautovic is Serie A’s top scorer this season.
The Red Devils made a shock bid for the 33-year-old Bologna hitman in the January transfer window.
The Old Trafford side pulled out after there was a backlash from supporters, as well as a distance in valuation with the Serie A side on a transfer fee.
But the former West Ham forward is busy proving why Man Utd went after him in the first place.
Arnautovic has five goals in five games and sits at the top of the Serie A scoring chart.
He is above big names such as Dusan Vlahovic, Lautaro Martínez, Olivier Giroud and Paulo Dybala.
A 2-0 defeat at the San Siro to champions AC Milan has been the only game Arnautovic hasn’t netted in.
The move was met with derision from fans at the time, who were stunned the club were making a move for the Austrian.
Club legend Gary Neville described the approach as “desperate” while Roy Keane also questioned the process.
Arnautovic scored 15 goals in 34 games for Bologna last season.
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The Italian outfit were reluctant to let him go, and quoted United a significantly higher price than the £6.8million they bid for him.
And it turned out to be a sensible decision for the Emilia-Romagna based club.