Man United could replace Ronaldo by signing 29-goal machine who’s”top-level”

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Manchester United are in desperate need of a centre-forward talisman following the abrupt departure of legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo in November, and one marksman has been identified as a shrewd potential replacement.

While Ronaldo had already slipped into a more peripheral role this season under Erik ten Hag, starting only four times in the Premier League and scoring just three goals across all competitions, his absence has been felt by the Red Devils, who are discernibly short in central striking options.

As per Transfermarkt, Anthony Martial is the only natural senior centre-forward at Old Trafford currently.

Despite this, United have forged an incredible run of form, winning ten of their last 11 competitive fixtures, including all five games since the conclusion of the World Cup in Qatar.

According to Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich and Eric Choupo-Moting are in contract negotiations over a renewal of terms, although United are very much interested in prising him away from Bavarian clutches.

Plettenberg tweeted this week: “News Choupo-Moting: First meeting about a new contract between Salihamidzic, Neppe, Choupos father & his agent today. Good talks but no fast decision. He doesn’t want to be the backup next season. Clubs like MUFC still pushing for a transfer in winter.”

With uncertainty surrounding the future ownership at the Theatre of Dreams, some of the more lucrative names touted with a move to Manchester might not materialise in the coming weeks. Rather, the strategy of technical director John Murtough must be to target affordable options who can make an instant impact at the club, and Choupo-Moting fits the bill.

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