Manchester United are intent on bolstering their attacking choices in January and are monitoring each Memphis Depay and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Boss Erik ten Hag desires to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit in January, because the boss plots a return to the Champions League subsequent season.
Ronaldo’s departure has left the Dutchman wanting choices with Marcus Rashford and the injury-plagued Anthony Martial as the one gamers to purposefully lead the road.
In line with The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, United have sounded out former Crimson Devils participant Depay – presently out of favor at Barcelona – and Bayern Munich’s Choupo-Moting on a short-term mortgage deal.
Depay has been linked with a transfer again to Outdated Trafford after initially leaving the membership for French facet Lyon in 2017, following a two-year stint on the membership.
The 28-year-old endured a profitable spell with Lyon earlier than shifting to the Nou Camp as a free agent in 2021.
However recreation time has been tough for the Netherlands ahead, particularly this season, the place he has made simply 4 appearances throughout all competitions, on account of damage and the emergence of a new-look entrance line of Ansu Fati, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.
United are additionally monitoring Cameroonian striker Choupo-Moting who has developed into a giant recreation participant underneath earlier membership Paris Saint-Germain and present employers Bayern.
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The 33-year-old – who has performed within the Premier League earlier than with Stoke Metropolis – is legendary for scoring a final minute winner for PSG in opposition to Atalanta within the 2020 Champions League quarter-final and has since gone on to attain 29 objectives in 74 video games for Bundesliga giants Bayern.
United will fancy their possibilities of luring both participant to Outdated Trafford forward of an thrilling second half of the season which might see Ten Hag obtain quite a few his first-season aims.
The Crimson Devils are in a wealthy vein of kind and have gained four-consecutive league video games, conceding simply as soon as.
Ten Hag’s facet sit fourth within the Premier League, degree on factors with Newcastle and 4 adrift of second-placed Man Metropolis.
United face Barcelona subsequent month within the Europa League play-off spherical – a contest that gives one other risk of Champions League qualification which is on supply to the winners.
However the Dutch supervisor won’t need to take his foot off the pedal and is aware of his ahead line is one damage away from depletion.
With each targets out of contract in the summertime and United starting to search out their groove, Ten Hag will likely be assured of including at the very least one new participant to his small band of attackers.
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