The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned about the state of their side’s attack. Romelu Lukaku has had a tough few weeks after initially impressing at Old Trafford, whilst Zlatan Ibrahimovic still has yet to make an impact since returning to Old Trafford. Given how many games are on the horizon, then, that’s a pretty major worry for the Red Devils.
According to the Telegraph, this is a concern that is shared by Jose Mourinho, but fortunately, it is one that the club are looking to remedy. The Telegraph reports that Man Utd have made initial contact with a number of clubs in an effort to bring in a new forward, with prolific players including Javier Hernandez and Jamie Vardy reportedly on their January wishlist.
Mourinho, it is said, views the lack of depth up-top as a major concern, and so the Portuguese is clearly keen to remedy the situation as soon as possible.
Romelu Lukaku has just shy of a 1-in-2 goalscoring record in the Premier League this term, having picked up 10 goals from 21 starts. On the surface, that isn’t too bad – but when you consider that many of those goals came in the weeks following the start of the season, that becomes a real problem. Likewise, Ibrahimovic is yet to score in the Premier League, and so Mourinho will be fearing the worst following his latest injury spell.
For Man Utd, then, with a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League to fight for, they will be keen to bring in some more firepower as soon as possible.
A move for Javier Hernandez would certainly be a strange one, but it makes sense. According to Sky Sports, West Ham are listening to offers for him, and he’s got a remarkable goalscoring tally over the years.
Likewise, Jamie Vardy has continually been effective in front of goal for Leicester, whilst Alexis Sanchez – who is apparently another target – has a record that speaks for itself.
In truth, it’s hard for Man Utd to go wrong with any of these targets, and so Mourinho will be feeling confident.
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