Another area in which United seem to be lacking in depth is the striker role. Solskjaer’s side haven’t replaced Romelu Lukaku since his move to Inter last summer, which eventually forced the loan move of Odion Ighalo in January.
Only Martial, Rashford and Mason Greenwood have played up top for United so far, even though Rashford has demonstrated the left wing is his best position, whilst there can be arguments that Martial's best days are in this position, as well. Now, the 20-time top-flight winners should look at bringing in Paris Saint-Germain veteran Edison Cavani.
Cavani is a guarantee of goals, shown via the Uruguayan’s record of 104 goals in 138 appearances for Napoli, before becoming PSG’s all-time top scorer with 200 goals in 301 appearances. The striker has found himself with less game time in recent years following the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and more recently, Mauro Icardi and others at the Parc de Princes.
But now, at the age of 33, Cavani has at least a few more seasons left in the tank, and could be a great teacher, helping the likes of Rashford and Greenwood develop and reach their potential. The former Napoli man could be a bargain for United if they could get him on a free transfer, with his contract due to expire in the summer for the French champions.
At the same time, United could be a smart move for one of the most prolific strikers in the game despite his age. Indeed, there are shades of the matured Zlatan Ibrahimovic capture that guided the Red Devils to league cup and Europa League success. The arrival of Cavani could be just what United need to get back to glory.
By Jordan Edmonds