Man Utd getting desperate, as two more shock enquiries are revealed

Date published: Friday 31st January 2020 1:14 - Matthew Briggs


Manchester United have seen two more striker enquiries rebuffed as they look to compensate the loss of Marcus Rashford.

The Independent report that United have made enquiries for Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki.

As per the source though, Mertens is not from Napoli, and United have been told by Norwich that Pukki was not available under any circumstances, as they look to avoid the drop.

The two names are just a few of the dozens that have been mentioned as targets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this month.

Edinson Cavani, Bournemouth’s Josh King, Southampton’s Danny Ings, Odion Ighalo, Islam Slimani and  Salomon Rondon have all been mentioned as United targets.

Having announced the acquisition of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon on Thursday, United are still keen to add a striker before the window shuts.

MRashford will be out until at least April with a serious back injury and Solskjaer admitted that he needed “someone who will break their nose to score a goal”.



However, speaking in a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Wolves, Solskjaer played down the talk of adding another striker.

“I don’t think we’ll do any more business, no,” the manager said. “Anthony [Martial] & Marcus can break their nose as well.

“As I’ve said, January has always been difficult and it’s not just something you do like that. I am not sure.

“Sometimes I say something here and something else happens. I don’t want to make speculations grow more. I expect nothing to happen but that doesn’t mean it can’t.”


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