Manchester United lost Cavani to a Bosman last summer, and Cristiano Ronaldo will be free to depart next year.
The Red Devils need to replace its veterans by signing a great young forward, and media rumors indicate that they are interested in signing Youssoufa Moukoko.
According to Sport Bild, Manchester United has set their sights on signing the 17-year-old phenom, who has been in sensational form for Borussia Dortmund this season.
The youngster’s current contract at Signal Iduna Park will expire in the summer of next year, and he could sign a new deal with the club, according to a German source.
It is stated that Liverpool is also interested in luring Moukoko, whose current market value is more than 30 million euros (£26million).
At Old Trafford, United lacks quality out-and-out center forwards. The likes of Martial and Rashford are not natural strikers and Ronaldo is clearly past his best.
It must be remembered that since Robin van Persie netted 26 goals in the 2012-13 Premier League campaign, no Man United player has managed to score more than 20 league goals in a season.
In the current campaign, Moukoko has scored 6 goals and provided 4 assists in just 7 starts in the Bundesliga for Dortmund.
In the absence of injured Reus, Germany has even opted to select the teenage forward to travel with the squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.