Manchester United in Search of Attacking Quality to Compete With Big Six

Manchester United continued their unwanted record of failing to score in six consecutive matches against the big six at Chelsea which further fueled the fire for more attacking quality.

With Edinson Cavani out injured and Anthony Martial out of sorts, it seems likely the Red Devils will look for a marquee forward signing in the summer to add some quality.

Since selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, the Manchester club have failed to adequately replace the forward who scored 28 goals in the Premier League across the two seasons he spent at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes’ penalty in the dismantling 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season is the only goal United have scored, which has now seen former United players and fans call out for an injection of attacking quality.

Manchester United in Dire Need of Attacking Quality

United Lacking Attacking Quality Up Front

Harry Kane

Harry Kane is a top, top-quality striker and would be formidable in a team that includes Marcus Rashford and Fernandes. His goal-scoring is second to none in the league and has established this along with double figures in assists this season too. 14 goals and 11 assists so far this season show if United really want to get back to the top, the England international is a must buy. Of course, dealing with Daniel Levy is going to be tricky but United should go all out for the 27-year old whilst he is in his prime.

Kane is the complete package at 27 and will no doubt take United to the next level and if Spurs continue to go trophy-less it could well play into Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s hands.

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland has burst on to the season. First at RB Salzburg and now at Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian striker is causing havoc in the black and yellow shirt. His start to life in Germany has been nothing short of sensational; 13 goals in 15 games in his short first season before 17 so far in the league not including the eight in the Champions League.

The young star is going to have plenty of suitors in the summer with his alleged buy-out clause at £52 million. A steal for a striker of that quality. Where United are lacking to sign Haaland is the intent to be at the top of the footballing food chain. Manchester City and Real Madrid are competing for the highest honours and look much more further advanced in the race for the 20-year old.

If the Red Devils somehow manage to sign the Norwegian striker, it would be nothing short of a coup but with the club at odds with his agent Mino Raiola, it looks increasingly unlikely.

Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has snuck under the radar with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, his teammate Lukaku and Lazio’s Ciro Immobile stealing the limelight. The 23-year old has been fundamental in progressing this Inter side under Antonio Conte linking well as the second striker and becoming a big game player.

His 13 goals this season have helped Conte’s side sit top of the table, four points clear of rivals AC Milan and ten points away from defending champions Juventus.

Always touted as a target for Barcelona but with the current situation at the Catalan club, it could be the perfect time for Solskjaer’s side to swoop in and take him away from Lukaku’s shadow.

United have failed to adequately replace several names in the past and with a quiet January transfer window, a summer explosion could be on the horizon.

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