Five strikers Man Utd could make transfer swoops for next summer including Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski

MANCHESTER UNITED could be prepared to spend big yet again next summer to bring in a new centre-forward.

Despite luring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, the Red Devils' long-term replacement to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could well want to bolster his attacking options.

Ralf Rangnick is set to be appointed the head coach until the end of the season, but then it is anyone's guess who will take over in the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers are three names who have been linked with the vacancy and they could all opt to look for a striker upon their arrival.

Ronaldo will have just a year left on his contract in 2022, while Edinson Cavani is likely to depart on a free transfer when his contract expires.

And United would surely bring in another new face to compete with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner and Mason Greenwood up top.

Here SunSport looks at five possible options for United.

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

The Bayern Munich ace, 33, peaked the interest of top teams in the summer after it was claimed he is seeking a new challenge.

And the Poland international, who has already scored 25 goals in just 19 games this term, would represent a brilliant short-term option for United.

Like Ronaldo, Lewandowski could become a mentor for Greenwood, and United have shown in recent years they are more than welcome to bring in experienced strikers.

Ronaldo, Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larsson have all joined the club at the age of 33 and older.


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ERLING HAALAND

One player that is destined to depart the Bundesliga in 2022 is Borussia Dortmund marksman Erling Haaland.

The 21-year-old is available for just £64million due to a clause in his contract, with European's elite vying to secure his services.

And SunSport have linked United with signing him next year as they look to acquire the Norwegian sensation for a cut price.

HARRY KANE

The Tottenham striker decided to remain in North London this summer despite reportedly pushing for a move away.

It has been claimed that the England skipper turned down a new Spurs deal at the beginning of the campaign as he eyes a move next year.

And United have been touted as a possible destination for the ex-Leyton Orient loanee.

KYLIAN MBAPPE

The 2018 World Cup winner is free to speak to clubs in January with his Paris Saint-Germain contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Real Madrid are believed to be in pole position to prise him away from Parc des Princes.

But a move to the Premier League cannot be ruled out, with United said to have put him on their shortlist ahead of a potential move next year.

DUSAN VLAHOVIC

Man Utd are reportedly the latest to join the list of clubs keeping tabs on Fiorentina man Dusan Vlahovic – a list which also includes Spurs, Newcastle, AC Milan and Juventus.

The 21-year-old striker is currently one of Europe's most sought after players, having scored 12 goals in 14 games in all competitions so far this season.

He netted an impressive 21 goals in 37 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina last season, which saw him win the Serie A Best Young Player for 2020-21 award.

And his performances so far this season have hit incredible new heights, after he scored impressive braces to help his side beat both Atalanta and AC Milan.

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