Man United intend to sign two forwards in the summer – MEN

Man United eyeing two forwards

Manchester United’s centre-forward options have been somewhat of a concern this season.

The Red Devils have spent much of the season playing Anthony Martial through the middle.

However, the Frenchman often looks out of place in that role, and he also has a tendency to both miss big chances and drift out wide throughout games.

United’s lack of depth was further highlighted when Marcus Rashford was sidelined earlier this year.

But even when Rashford was fit, he was mostly playing on the left of United’s attack, leaving Martial to struggle through the middle.

United have brought in ex-Watford centre-forward Odion Ighalo on loan.

But after a poor end to his time with Watford, during which he scored just once in his final 18 Premier League appearances, it is hard to argue that the Nigerian will be the answer to United’s striker issue.

Ighalo is also only on loan with the Manchester powerhouse until the end of the 2019/20 season.

However, it sounds as though Man United are aware of their lack of depth/quality up top, as the Manchester Evening News has reported on Monday that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side intend to sign two forwards in the summer.

101 has recently written a piece on some forwards that Man United could sign in the next transfer window, which you can read here.

COMO, ITALY – OCTOBER 04: Alexis Sanchez of FC Internazionale looks on during a FC Internazionale training session at Appiano Gentile on October 4, 2019 in Como, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Man United looking for Alexis Sanchez buyer

The same report from the MEN also claims that United are already looking for potential buyers for Alexis Sanchez, in an attempt to offload the forward in the summer.

Sanchez is currently plying his trade in Serie A with Inter Milan.

The Chilean hasn’t had the most fruitful spell in Italy. But he would provide an assist on Sunday as Inter came from 2-0 down to win the latest Milan derby 4-2, a victory that put them at the summit of the Italian top-flight.

The previously-linked report from the MEN claims that Man United have not given Antonio Conte’s side the option to sign Sanchez at the end of his loan, as they are hoping his form will attract more clubs and drive up his value.

But given his limited minutes so far this term, it is hard to see that happening, unless the former Arsenal standout has a superb end to the campaign.

Highlights: Inter Milan 4 – AC Milan 2

See also: Sadio Mane has returned to Liverpool training after recovering from hamstring injury – Sky

Man United ‘torn’ over the future of Paul Pogba – Standard

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