Manchester United are in need of reinforcements this summer. The first match of the Premier League season proved that as the Red Devils were handed a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford by Brighton & Hove Albion. And it is safe to say that the Seagulls were much better on the day and deserved all three points.
One of the areas which Manchester United might need to strengthen in is striker. Cristiano Ronaldo was their best source of goals last season but his future is up in the air as it looks like he is eyeing an exit. Edinson Cavani has already left, with his contract coming to an end this summer. And while Anthony Martial showed some bright spots in training, it would be a risk to expect him to be the main man upfront for the club.
It remains to be seen how the situation transpires and whether Manchester United end up signing a striker or not. It appears that they had their eyes on Timo Werner before he ended up moving to RB Leipzig.
As tweeted out by Christian Falk, Manchester United negotiated with Werner. But despite the interest, the German striker decided on a return to RB Leipzig instead.
Manchester United were interested in signing the striker from Chelsea
Werner had struggled to find the back of the net consistently ever since joining Chelsea and the Premier League just did not seem to suit his game.
He showed no lack of desire though and worked hard for the team, even when struggling in front of goal, and played a key part in Chelsea’s Champions League win a couple of seasons back.
Thus, perhaps a manager like Erik ten Hag could have brought the best out of Werner but we will never know, as he has completed a move to RB Leipzig instead, where he had established himself as one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga before his move to Chelsea.