Romelu Lukaku looks set to join Inter Milan this summer, leaving Man Utd with the need to sign a new striker.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is creating a team of players with pace, high work-rate and ability to play the ball on the floor. Romelu Lukaku possesses none of these qualities. Which could be why he fell out of favour with Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford took the number nine spot.
Last season Lukaku scored 15 goals, compared to the 27 goals he got the season before. It shows that the Belgian worked under Jose Mourinho’s pragmatic and defensive approach and Lukaku can hold up the ball and win it from long passes.
Here are two experienced players that could add to Solskjaer’s high pressing and on-the-floor build-up play…
Javier Hernandez return to United?
Hernandez, or Chicharito, is fantastic in the number nine role. He rarely takes more the two touches on the ball before finding a teammate and instantly finding space. Chicharito was a Manchester United player under Sir Alex Ferguson. He understands the demand for quality necessary to play at Manchester United and even won two Premier League titles with the club.
Chicharito scored 8 goals and got 3 assists in 28 appearances for West Ham last season. However, being surrounded by Manchester United’s creative players such as Juan Mata, Angel Gomes and Paul Pogba. Chicharito could be the super-sub that adds over 10 goals to the tally for the club in a season. Unlike Lukaku, Chicharito is less offended by being on the bench.
With Arsenal’s pitiful £45million transfer budget, now is the chance to secure deals that otherwise would be dismissed. According to the Mirror, Arsenal is open to bids for their 30-year-old prolific striker.
If Manchester United want a first-team striker, Aubameyang can replicate last season and score over 20 goals in the Premier League.
It isn’t a foreign concept for Man Utd to steal star players from Arsenal. In the past few years, Robin Van Persie and Alexis Sanchez both ended their loyalty to Arsenal to join Manchester United.