Manchester United were linked with Erling Haaland but the Norwegian international chose to join Dortmund and now, the Red Devils are linked with numerous center forwards.
Recently, The Mail reported that French striker Moussa Dembele is a strong alternative for Solskjaer. The striker’s current contract with Lyon will expire in 2023 and he is valued (The Daily Record) at 80 million euros (£68million).
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We take a look at how Man United could line up with Dembele if they do end up securing his signature in the winter transfer window.
In the summer, the Red Devils sold first team center forward, Romelu Lukaku, to Inter Milan and Solskjer was unable to replace him. Instead, this season, the Norwegian boss has mainly utilized Anthony Martial in the No. 9 role.
Over the years, the Les Bleus attacker has mainly played on the flanks, particularly the left wing. The former Monaco man is not an out and out center forward and therefore, he has struggled in that role at Old Trafford.
Since scoring in the first two PL games of the current campaign, the 24-year-old has only netted 5 goals in 13 league outings. So, Man United need to sign a natural out and out striker, who can consistently score goals for the team.
In such a scenario, someone like Dembele, who has scored 10 goals in 16 Ligue 1 starts this term could be a quality addition. The 23-year-old should start as the main center forward up front if he does end up moving to Old Trafford.
Here is how Man United could line up with Moussa Dembele:
I see Ole is trying to get Longstaff. Why? We already have a plethora of mediocre players. Getting him would just add to the list of semi-garbage buys we have made post -Ferguson.
We need midfielders like Saul Niguez, Maddison or Isco. Even Kroos who is somewhat past his sell-by date, but certainly not Longstaff. Give me a break!