Manchester United have had a torrid time in front of goal recently, and according to today’s Independent newspaper, it could have certainly been different. They say that the Old Trafford club had agreed to sign Robert Lewandowski back in 2012, but chose Robin van Persie instead.
There is no doubting that Robin van Persie was an absolute masterstroke by Sir Alex Ferguson in his final season, but he was always going to be a short-term fix due to his age. That being said, I wouldn’t have changed the 2012/13 season at all, and it was certainly the perfect way for Fergie to go out.
Robert Lewandowski is still only 27-years old, and he would have given us many more years at the highest level, so it seems like a no brainer to me. Particularly when you factor in how scarce the market is in terms of world class strikers willing to move to Manchester United.