It’s been a miserable week for United, who were dumped out of the Champions League after losing to Wolfsburg, before falling to a shock 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Attack has once again been a concern for the Red Devils, for whom big-money signings Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay are still to convince. Jesse Lingard limped off against the Cherries with an injury, and his absence could see United’s strikeforce weakened further [via the club’s official website].
However, van Gaal is understood to have identified Everton forward Lukaku as a potential solution for the Old Trafford heavyweights, with the Mirror [as per Le 10 Sport] noting that the Dutch coach is plotting a €70 million move for the Belgian international.
Lukaku is enjoying an excellent campaign, having found the net 12 times in 16 EPL outings to date so far this season.
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However, United’s hopes of signing the forward may need to be tempered by the news that Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on the player.
According to the French source, the Parc des Princes giants see the 22-year-old as the ideal long-term successor to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract comes to an end next summer.