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Manchester United’s stance on signing another forward in January after Wout Weghorst arrival

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford nominated for Premier League POTM and GOTM for January.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford nominated for Premier League POTM and GOTM for January. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United ‘still looking’ for another attacker on loan after Wout Weghorst signing

Manchester United are ‘still looking’ to add more firepower up front and get another attacker on loan in the ongoing transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils already got Wout Weghorst on a temporary move from Burnley in January. However, the Old Trafford side are not done yet and are scouring the market for an additional forward.

But United will only acquire a player’s services if they come on loan for a ‘small’ fee this month. However, the Manchester-based have made their stance clear about not going after anyone. Also, there is no confirmed interest at the moment.

Wout Weghorst of Manchester United applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on January 18, 2023 in London, England.
Manchester United are planning for another attacker on loan after Wout Weghorst in the January transfer window. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag is also yet to decide on the futures of Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri. The duo want to leave for more game time. However, the Dutch manager is not keen on parting ways with anyone.

If either of the two were to leave the Old Trafford side in the ongoing transfer window, there could be a case to get another forward in. We are still alive in all four competitions and strength in depth is key in challenging for titles.

This season, Ten Hag has heavily relied on Marcus Rashford to find the back of the net. The 25-year-old is the club’s leading goalscorer this season, with 17 goals in all competitions.

Apart from Marcus Rashford, none of our attackers have fired this season.
Apart from Marcus Rashford, none of our attackers have fired this season.

Apart from the England international, none of our forwards have contributed as much. Anthony Martial has struggled with injuries, while Jadon Sancho and Antony have been underwhelming.

As for Weghorst, it is still early days for him. Although, Alejandro Garnacho has been a breath of fresh air in our attack.

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