For the Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern, things haven’t worked out as planned this season. Indeed, after yet another massive summer spend, Jose Mourinho and his men are out of the League Cup and 15 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League.
Indeed, the punters propping up our bar are disappointed with how things have gone thus far and, while they don’t like admitting it, the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the major let-downs. Though it was amazing the superstar Swede return after such a serious injury at this stage in his career, many of our resident Red Devils believe his re-signing was kind of pointless.
With that in mind, reports to have recently emerged suggesting the former Barcelona and PSG marksman could leave Old Trafford for either China or the MLS barely come as a surprise. Few would doubt his legendary status, though his injury has ruined his time at the Theatre of Dreams and he’ll soon need replacing.
So, having said that, here’s a look at two players who could come in and do a similar job to Ibrahimovic, acting as both cover and competition for Romelu Lukaku.