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Manchester United Opt Against January Bid for In-Demand Striker

Red Devils are content with Rooney and RVP as their marksmen going forward at Old Trafford. 

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New Manchester United head coach David Moyes has decided to end the Premier League champions’ long-running interest in coveted Borussia Dortmund front man Robert Lewandowski, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Star.

The prolific Poland international’s future with last season’s Uefa Champions League and Bundesliga runners-up has been in doubt for some time now, especially given the fact that Lewandowski’s current contract with Dortmund now only runs until June 30 2014.

As such, the 25-year-old is entitled to start to enter into negotiations with rival clubs as soon as the winter transfer window opens again for business for the year in January, when it had been expected that the Red Devils would follow up their previous bids for the striker with another offer for  Lewandowski.

Moyes’s successor in the Old Trafford dugout, Sir Alex Ferguson, saw an offer valued at £18 million for the Pole rejected out of hand by his employers, although the Scot had initially planned on returning with a new and improved bid for his services last summer, before then opting to retire from football instead.

However, Moyes is now believed to have informed the United hierarchy that he does not need the forward in the north west at the turn of the year, with the Red Devils manager understood to be more than happy at present with the attackers he has at his disposal.

“Lewandowski has been a target but the new manager can’t see where he would fit into the team. Other areas of the squad need strengthening and so the manager has turned his back on Lewandowski once and for all,” a club source said.

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