Manchester United target trio of Premier League strikers as Lukaku back-up: report

Manchester United are targeting Alexis Sanchez, Jamie Vardy and Javier Hernandez as the club look to give some back-up to Romelu Lukaku in the striker spot, according to The Telegraph.

Apparently, the Red Devils have made preliminary enquiries about the possibility of signing one of the aforementioned players – presumably in the wake of Zlatan Ibrahimovic being ruled out for a month.

Lukaku started the season in excellent form, but as we’ve seen, he will have rough patches – that’s just the nature of the sport. Jose Mourinho needs someone who can come into the side in Lukaku’s absence, and continue to score the goals.

Let’s talk about Sanchez first of all. Personally, I don’t see this one happening. He won’t want to play back-up to Lukaku, and the only way this deal will work is that if he starts alongside the big Belgian.

Then we have Vardy – a proven Premier League goalscorer with that excellent league title under his belt. His pace would cause opposing defences nightmares, and I think this would be an astute piece of business at the right price.

Last but not least we have Chicharito. Obviously, he knows his way around Old Trafford and will know what’s required of him. He’s not been playing great for West Ham United, though, and I don’t think we’ll see him return to Manchester.

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