MANCHESTER UNITED will make finding a new striker a top priority this summer after seeing the goals dry up in recent weeks.
The Red Devils have scored twice or more in just three of the 12 matches under interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Their forward options, which appeared healthy earlier in the season, suddenly look threadbare.
Mason Greenwood has been suspended following his arrest, while Anthony Martial does not want to return to Old Trafford after joining Sevilla on loan.
And Marcus Rashford, who was regularly played down the middle earlier in his career, now tends to play on the left.
That leaves Rangnick with 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, who turns 35 on Monday and looks set to leave this summer.
United have long admired Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, although Real Madrid appear to be his No 1 choice.
They were also linked with a move for Argentine hot-shot Julian Alvarez but he is bound for the Etihad.
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Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton are likely to be discussed, along with Inter’s Lautaro Martinez.
It is understood that United are also stepping up their search of a new manager now new chief executive Richard Arnold is in place.
SunSport exclusively revealed last month how Rangnick still has a chance of becoming the full-time boss after impressing club chiefs.
Though it is believed that the United players are keen for Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino to take the reins in the summer.
Meanwhile Erik ten Hag is also on United’s radar as he continues to impress in the dugout at Ajax.
And Derby boss Wayne Rooney recently revealed he would love to return to Old Trafford and manage his former side.
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