‘Break the bank for Mbappe’ – Man Utd urged to bring in world-class striker

A former Red Devil has cited the Frenchman and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as the kind of players his old club should be targeting

Manchester United are in desperate need of extra firepower up front, according to Louis Saha, who has suggested Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe would be the ideal addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ranks.

It has been suggested that Solskjaer will prioritise signing a new striker in the January window and Saha has urged the Norwegian to consider a bold approach for a world-class performer.

“If you ask me, I would break the bank for Mbappe, but now it’s too late,” said Saha, speaking exclusively to Compare.Bet. “But, when you look at strikers, it’s a dying breed. Lewandowski is a rare example of someone who is left, and I don’t see many players that can easily fit up front. I had views on some strikers like (Atalanta’s Duvan) Zapata who I think is a decent player, very strong.

“There is a need for somebody up front who is strong enough to hold the ball and to give time and space to the players like Paul Pogba and McTominay to create something in midfield to put passes together. You’re asking a lot from young players because passing the ball around and having nice touches, it just looks too nice and it doesn’t work.

“This football is really down to possession, but hard on young players especially when they don’t have confidence. You need a couple of big strong characters to talk to people, to do the dirty jobs, winning duels, and to help the fans react. I think that’s what we want to see.

“When we lose we have that challenge that nobody likes. Passing is nice but you don’t hurt anybody.”