Romano says that Man Utd looked to be in the market for a new striker early this summer, with Darwin Nunez being one of their objectives before he went to Liverpool, in his Caught Offside Substack column.
The Red Devils could do with replacing under-performing players like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, and Romano named some options he’d consider if he were in charge of the club’s recruitment process.
Romano’s two favored options are free agent Paulo Dybala, and exciting young Lille forward Jonathan David.
“My understanding earlier in the summer was that Man United would 100% be in the market for a new central striker. They had an interest in Darwin Nunez before he went to Liverpool, but were unsure about the price,” Romano explained.
“Since then, it’s certainly the case that the situation of Cristiano Ronaldo has surprised and slowed down Manchester United’s move of the new striker.
“If I were in charge of recruitment at Old Trafford, I feel a player like Paulo Dybala is an incredible free agent opportunity for all the top clubs in the world.
“If I had to invest in a younger player, I personally love Lille’s Jonathan David as a talent, and I would try this move.”
Given that United has been a touch late to bring in their recent additions, it is now unclear whether the club will be able to complete a deal for a top new attacking player.
Only Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez have signed so far, but MUFC still has to make improvements to this underwhelming team, and their sluggish start to this transfer window won’t exactly instill confidence.