Manchester United switch attention to goal machine as top target desire decreases

Manchester United are said to have switched their focus away from Antoine Griezmann as they look to address their need for more goals in the coming seasons.

While all the other teams in the top six have scored over half century of league goals this season, Manchester United have mustered less than 40 and their 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at Old Trafford at the weekend was once again illustrative of their profligacy in front of goal.

United had 20 shots, seven on target and 68% possession but they couldn’t convert that dominance into the most important statistic – goals for.

And British media outlet, The Independent, now reports that Manchester United have set their sights on a familiar face and an up and coming star.

They write:

Manchester United are investigating alternative forward signings for the summer due to the difficulty of purchasing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, and are considering moves for Kylian Mbappe of Monaco and even Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

Even those with a passing interest in football will have heard of Lewandowski. He’s otherwise known as ‘goal machine’.

At 28 he may not have too many years left at the top but he scores at a better rate than pretty much anyone in Europe bar Messi and Ronaldo.

He’s hit 41 in 84 for Poland and 97 in 134 games for Bayern over the last three seasons.

As for Kylian Mbappe, he’s at the other end of his career. Just 18, he’s scored 7 in 11 for the France U19s and 15 in just 29 games for Monaco this season.

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