Manchester United made a detrimental error over the summer. Choosing to thin out the squad, particularly in the attacking positions, is costing the Red Devils dearly.
It’s an area that needs fixing sooner rather than later. With the January window now around two-and-a-half months away, it would make sense for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to dip his toes into the water and spend some big money.
The player they’ve seemingly identified to fill Romelu Lukaku’s shoes is Frenchman Moussa Dembele. However, according to the Mail on Sunday, United are prepared to wait on meeting the 23-year-old’s £71million asking price in January – as they don’t want to panic buy and it ‘smacks’ of one…
Furthermore, the Old Trafford club are ‘reluctant’ to rip up their plans and charge targets in the mid-season window…
Well, there’s every reason to panic for United as their front line is just putting in some atrocious performances at the moment. Dembele would massively improve Solskjaer’s options and he’s a player who has scored goals wherever he has been. What’s not to like?
I understand it’s easier to make signings in the summer windows as opposed to the January one, but this is the situation the Reds find themselves in. They need someone who can stick the ball in the back of the net, preferably sooner rather than later.
Sure, Dembele wouldn’t come cheap but he’s a player who could comfortably offer United at least a half-decade of service. Plus, I’d imagine they’ll be far more competition for his signature next summer – particularly if United are out of the Champions League.