Man Utd chief Ed Woodward urged to complete £90m striker signing because of one player

Former Chelsea ace Jason Cundy thinks Manchester United chief Ed Woodward should do everything in his power to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, who is valued at £90million, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for a new forward after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku last summer.

The Red Devils attempted to sign Erling Braut Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg in January but they missed out to Borussia Dortmund.

Woodward instead desperately clambered to bring in Odion Ighalo on loan from the Chinese Super League – a deal which has now been extended until January.

Jadon Sancho is thought to be United’s top target this summer but Cundy feels a new striker should be higher on the priority list because Anthony Marital cannot handle the goalscoring burden.

Jimenez has been touted to make the jump to Old Trafford after netting 23 goals across all competitions this season.

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“You’ve not replaced Lukaku. You’ve not, and I think you’ve got to address that,” Cundy told talkSPORT.

“Your goals are coming from all over the pitch, which is obviously a good thing, but you need a striker.

“Martial does the job but I don’t know whether I can see him scoring 20 goals a season.

“The boy at Wolves, Jimenez – and Wolves fans are going to hate me right now – but United would be a totally different machine, a totally different machine with him up front.”


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Over the weekend Solskjaer warned his forward Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood that they may be replaced if they do not improve.

“You need competition for places at Manchester United,” said Solskjaer. “If you think you’ve got a divine right to be playing every game and are doing so well that we’re not going to look for players to replace you, you’re in the wrong place.”

He added: “In the end that’s how you get to another level, a different level. I think all three [Martial, Rashford and Greenwood] have had a good development this season but they can be so much better.

“All three, I’m still waiting to see them blossom because there are parts of their game that they still need to improve on. I’ve always had faith in the forwards we have at the club — Mason, Marcus and Anthony.

“They’re boys who improve on trust, they’re good boys to talk to, discuss and sit with.

“They know I want the best for them, but they also know I’ve got to make decisions for the team and the club.”

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