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Manchester United looking at striking options

Bayern Munich and Germany forward Thomas Muller is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United

Bayern Munich and Germany forward Thomas Muller is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United

Manchester United are expected to challenge for the Premier League title in the coming campaign, but suddenly they look short of forward options.

Dutch striker Robin van Persie is expected to complete a move to Fenerbahce in the next few days, which leaves the Red Devils in need of fresh attacking blood.


If as expected Van Persie completes his move away from the Red Devils in the next week then United boss Louis van Gaal will have just Wayne Rooney, James Wilson and Javier Hernandez as central attacking options.

Hernandez has just returned from a loan spell with Real Madrid and arrived back in Manchester with a broken collarbone.

New big money signing Memphis Depay has the ability to play up front, but has played on the left wing for most of his career, including last season when he helped PSV Eindhoven to the Eredivisie title.

The lack of striking options means that United boss Van Gaal is likely to be looking at bringing in new attacking options this summer.


The player who is being heavily link with a move to United at the moment is Germany and Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller.

The Daily Star are claiming that the Red Devils are set to launch a massive £60million bid for the World Cup winner once the £4.7million sale of Van Persie is complete.

Muller is without doubt one of the most lethal forwards in front of goal. Muller has won the biggest trophies that the game has to offer at both club and international level.

Last season Muller scored 21 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for Bayern, despite playing in his usual variety of different positions. When used as a central striker Muller found the net an impressive 13 times in 21 appearances and also produced seven assists.

The 25-year-old may be brought in mainly as a striking addition, but his ability to play anywhere across the front line is a very useful one to have.

His German club are unlikely to be willing to sell one of their key players, so United may have to look at alternative targets. One of those alternative targets could be Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an unbelievable rise from virtually unknown to Premier League star in less than year. Kane scored 31 goals in 51 appearances for Spurs last season in all competitions and also won the English Young Player of the Year award.

Kane has been heavily linked with a £40million move, but the striker has stated himself that he is happy at White Hart Lane. His debut campaign in the English top-flight was no doubt extraordinary and on paper he looks like he would be an excellent addition to the United squad.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani is a player that has long been linked with a move to the Premier League. The Uruguayan striker has often been pushed out on to the wing in the French capital, so that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play as a central striker.

Noises coming out of the French club suggest that Cavani is growing increasingly restless at PSG and he wants to move on. Whether United would consider Cavani as an ideal signing or not his summer remains to be seen.

Another player from Ligue One that could be available this summer is Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, who has also been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal this summer.

There are reports that the France international striker, who scored 31 goals in all competitions last season, could be set to put in a transfer request at Lyon. The 24-year-old is regarded as one of the deadliest number nines in the European game.

United could face stiff competition if the £28million-rated striker did become available though, as he is also believed to be on the radar of United’s north west rivals Liverpool this summer.


Even before the apparent lack of strikers Manchester United were considered as outsiders for the Premier League title in the coming season. The Red Devils really do need to add to their striking options if they are to mount a serious title challenge in the new campaign.

Which striker should Manchester United sign this summer?

Fri 10 Jul, 2015
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  1. rufai says:

    Manchester united would have to buy kane becouse he has been in england and he knows what how england is and so he is youner than any other striker compared to others

  2. Man U needs a minimum of two powerful strikers to add to the likes of Rodney inorder to reassure us that they’re in hot pursuit for the title. The Manager should be told to do all and bring in Kane the young star and Muller obligatorily. Happily Van persie and Falcao who kept me annoyed the whole of last season have left

  3. Noah A says:

    I suggest that the above two comments from the two people is okey for my Manchester United, but if the German club are unlikely to sell their key player (Muller) then United should bring Edinson Cavani and Harry Kane the young star from Tottenham, I hop the combination can do well

  4. Daniel says:

    Muller, like any great international striker would be a fine fit for Man Utd. However i dont see him leaving bayern. Instead united need another 2 threatning strikers to compliment rooney. Harry kane is a fine example for this as a team like united would allow him to reach his highest potential and he also has the english chemistry with rooney. Gonzalo Higuain or maybe even Cavani (if the di maria swap happens) would also help.

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  6. Jeff says:

    Man united is a team i support therefore im hoping for them to win title of bpl and they need a strong and fast striker maybe someone like Aubameyang lol im just joking but Muller is a great player

  7. Adetunji of god says:

    He should be fit for man u.

  8. I suggest Muller should be sign in so that we can make it this season

  9. Manchester United very need a good striker now. And I Think Muller is one of the best choice. He is a great player at Munchen and if he move to MU, he will make MU better

  10. Princebe says:

    Man Utd is my favourite team and i like to see them win so they should go in for an experience centre back likeRaphael varane and a swift striker like Thomas Muller

  11. avibo louis says:

    i dont think its very important for united to land thomas muller,, it should have been good for united to buy a world class defender instead of buying muller,,,,,, iam total satisfied about rooney, merphis and januzaj upfront.

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