10/03/2022; 4:42 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Manchester United hope to undergo a clear-out in their striking department this summer.
The Red Devils should have aligned with the project that Jose Mourinho was building. They instead stood with players who failed to deliver anything. After parting ways with Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the manager at United. The Norwegian, on his departure, claimed to have left United in a better place than he met, but the reverse is the case.
After spending almost half a billion euros, Solskjaer left the club in its worst state since Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United will have to embark on the biggest rebuild in its recent history. With Cristiano Ronaldo in the twilight of his career, Edinson Cavani never fit, and Mason Greenwood out of commission, Manchester United are in the market for a new striker in the summer.
The Old Trafford outfit haventified Robert Lewandowski as the striker to lead their new project.
Manchester United have kicked off their rebuild for next season, and the club is looking to snap, perhaps, the best striker in Europe. According to reports, Manchester United are preparing to swoop in on Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski in the summer.
The Polish striker, who is smashing all records in the Bundesliga, will see his contract expire in the summer of 2023. It is, however, unbelievable that with his contract winding down, Lewandowski is yet to receive a contract extension offer.
BILD reports that Manchester United are monitoring the situation with the 33-year-old at Bayern and are preparing a deal that could convince him to join the Old Trafford side. The report claims the Red Devils want to jump to the head of the queue and are prepared to make the first offer for his services when he is available.
During BILD's daily football podcast, reporter Heiko Niedderer called for Bayern Munich to accelerate the process of tying Lewandowski to a new contract.
It is hard to recollect when last Lewandowski had a mediocre season. The goals have been coming with reckless abandon, and the Polish striker, who sits top of the Bundesliga top scorers chart with 28 goals, ran riot in the Champions League.
The 33-year-old striker showed his class against RB Salzburg in the Champions League last-16 second leg when he scored the fastest Champions League hat-trick. Lewandowski reached the 40-goal mark in all competitions this season after his hat-trick against RB Salzburg.
Manchester United have made Lewandowski a priority this summer as doubts have arisen over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese is expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the Champions League. There are also doubts over the futures of Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Niedderer opined that Lewandowski is surprised that no one at Bayern has spoken to him about a contract extension, and the striker wants clarity about his future with the Bavarians.
Despite the situation, there is no guarantee that Lewandowski would give Manchester United a look in, even with a Champions League qualification.