One area of the pitch that Manchester United have not really addressed in this summer transfer window is striker. Yes, it is looking likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Old Trafford, with very little interest seemingly there for his signature. But we have seen that the Portuguese legend has not been at the top of his game for some time now and is not going to get any better moving forward, as he is 37 years of age.
On the other hand, Manchester United could go for a fluid frontline as well, having options like Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Anthony Elanga. But then, we have seen then struggle with consistency in the past.
Thus, it would not be a bad idea for the Red Devils to go after an out-and-out striker, and now, it remains to be seen if they end up making a move before the summer transfer window slams shut or not.
One player that they could potentially have an eye on is Brentford striker, Ivan Toney, who has enjoyed a very good start to his campaign. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, Dean Jones said about the situation:
"“At the start of the window £50 million for Ivan Toney seemed unthinkable, but with some of the fees that have been dished out recently, it doesn’t sound quite so weird anymore. Brentford know he would be so hard to replace so they won’t budge on the figure, not downwards anyway! United have looked into it so let’s see if they knock on the door this week.”"
Manchester United have looked into a potential move for Toney this summer
Toney could be a great signing for Manchester United. He enjoyed a very good campaign last time around in the Premier League, after a historic Championship season before that. And this time around, he seems to have taken his game to the next level.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, Toney has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in 5 appearances this season till now.
At the moment, Manchester United are not being linked with another striker though. Instead, it looks like the club have their eyes on another goalkeeper and potentially a right-back if Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaves, while also keeping tabs on the Frenkie de Jong situation.