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Manchester United eye World Cup winner as Joao Felix alternative

Manchester United are in the market for a striker following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit in November.

Much like when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at the helm, Anthony Martial is proving himself incapable of leading the line for Manchester United.

The Frenchman may have scored in the win over Nottingham Forest, but his last two displays vs Wolves and Bournemouth have not been great.

Manchester United won both games, but Martial failed to score in either and he missed a number of big chances vs both Wolves and the Cherries.

So, it makes sense for Manchester United to be in the market for a striker this winter.

Asked if the club needed to bring in a striker in this transfer window if they are to secure a Champions League spot, Ten Hag said recently: “I think we have a good team when all the players are available. But with many games coming up, I think there is a need. But you need one who can have an impact, otherwise you are just burning money and you don’t strengthen the squad and it doesn’t help you.”

One player being heavily linked with an Old Trafford switch is Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.

His deal expires at the end of the season and the Serie A side could offer him new terms, which the 36-year-old would consider.

Whilst Giroud is certainly not a long-term option, he would provide United some goals in the second half of the campaign.

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Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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