Manchester United’s squad is expected to undergo a major overhaul in the summer, with Erik ten Hag set to arrive as the new manager. It is safe to say that the Dutchman will have his work cut out for him as well. Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, David Moyes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. That is how the list of managers who have failed to get the Red Devils back to the top reads like.
Manchester United are set to finish this season trophyless and this will be their fifth straight one. Once upon a time, this would have seemed impossible for the club. Now, it feels almost inevitable.
Thus, Ten Hag will need some backing from the club if he is turn this ship around for good. And one area that might need immediate reinforcements is striker.
Manchester United have not been the most prolific going forward this season. Cristiano Ronaldo might have scored a good amount of goals but it is pretty clear that he is no longer capable of carrying the team on his own. On the other hand, Edinson Cavani is expected to leave and who knows what the future holds for Anthony Martial. Amidst all this uncertainly, the club have been told to make a move for Darwin Nunez.
Manchester United told to sign South American superstar
As reported by GIVEMESPORT, Dean Jones said:
"“I think Darwin Nunez would be an amazing signing. It would signal where the club intends to go. They need somebody who’s young and hungry.“You can imagine him and Ronaldo in tandem, whether it was together, whether it was in rotation, whether it was spurring each other on.”"
Nunez has emerged as one of the most exciting young strikers in the world this season with his extraordinary performance for Benfica. Not only has he been incredible in the Portuguese domestic league, but he has also been incredible in the Champions League, scoring against elite clubs like Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona in this very campaign.
Thus, signing the Uruguayan superstar would be an incredible coup on the part of Manchester United. But with the amount of interest in his signature combined with the fact that the Red Devils won’t be playing in the Champions League next season, and it will certainly be difficult to pull off.