It is never surprising to see Manchester United get linked with big names in world football. Especially with a manager like Jose Mourinho in charge, it is natural for big players to be interested in the club and for the club to try and sign world class stars.
This time, the big name that has been linked with Manchester United is Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
It has been claimed by Spanish media outlet Don Balon that Jose Mourinho has asked the Man United Hierarchy to get him Lewandowski as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibra’s contract comes to an end at the end of the season and has not yet agreed to a one-year extension. This has left Mourinho scratching his head as he continues the search for a top-class striker to lead the line next season.
Now that Mourinho has reportedly asked for Lewandowski, it only underlines the club’s ambition to get back to their glory days once again.
A lot would surely certainly depend on Manchester United’s final position in the league this season, as they would need to provide Champions League football to someone like Lewa.
However, their chances look slim as they dropped points against Everton on Tuesday. They are now stranded in 5th place behind Manchester City and Liverpool. They would need to put together a string of wins to have any chance of overtaking the Reds and the Citizens.
Lewandowski has been outstandingly consistent for Bayern, ever since he made the move from Dortmund and has grown in stature to become a world-class striker. He is arguably the best in the world right now and he wouldn’t certainly come for cheap.
It is even hard to imagine Bayern Munich letting go of the player but when a club like Manchester United approaches a player, the chances are always good.
Every player in the world would dream of playing for United and Lewandowski would not be an exception.
The 28-year old has scored 36 goals in 39 appearances and is absolutely irreplaceable at Bayern. It would take a lot of convincing to do for Man United to make the Bavarians part ways with the Pole.
Only if the move happens, it would be a huge statement of intent from Manchester United and they would be unstoppable from next season on.
The prospect of even imagining Lewandowski, Mkhitaryan, and Martial gives goose bumps and we can only hope that the dream becomes true.