Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise has become a Premier League sensation with his dazzling skills and versatility, switching between wings and midfield with ease, which have captivated fans’ attention. His dribbling magic breaks down defenses, while his vision finds teammates with pinpoint passes.
With such abilities and potential, he has also managed to attract the attention of both Manchester clubs and other giant clubs like Chelsea.
Manchester rivals to go head-to-head for Michael Olise
It has been reported that both Manchester clubs are going to clash over signing Crystal Palace’s most coveted player Michael Olise and both have a good reason to do so.
Manchester City have Bernardo Silva on the right wing, and with him turning 30 this year, signing Olise, who is just 22, would make sense, both for the club and the player. While City would get a promising and proven winger, Olise would get to learn from and improve from Silva. Not only that, Olise would get to learn from one of the best managers in the game.
Manchester United, on the other hand, under the stewardship of Sir Jim Ratcliffe, would love to make Michael Olise the face of their rebuild. Olise’s playstyle suits that of Ten Hag’s United, who have suffered from dismal and inconsistent performances from their wingers.
While right-wingers Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Facundo Pellistri are out on loan, United’s flagship signing under Ten Hag, Antony, has been inconsistent at best.
In such a context, it makes sense for United to try to sign Olise, who has already proven his skills in the Premier League.
Michael Olise stats in Palace colours
Michael Olise started his career playing as an attacking midfielder for the youth team at Reading before moving to Crystal Palace. At Crystal Palace, Olise successfully transitioned into a right midfielder and then into a right winger. This shift of positions for him has been successful, as he has managed to establish himself as the next big thing in English football.
Let us take a look at Olise’s stats for Crystal Palace, provided by Transfermarkt.
Michael Olise has played a total of 190 games, in which he has scored 27 goals and provided 41 assists. He has played for Crystal Palace a total of 82 times and in them, he has scored 12 goals and provided 22 assists, with 6 goals and 3 assists coming this season in just 11 starts.
Arguably, the most incredible goal of Olise’s career was this freekick against Manchester United to rescue a point for Crystal Palace in the 2022–23 Premier League season.