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Manchester United won't sign a striker before transfer window shuts

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Manchester United won't make a move to sign another striker before the transfer window closes, according to the Guardian.

As it stands the Red Devils can only call upon Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to lead the line, with youngster James Wilson and winger Memphis Depay as back-up.

Rooney has so far struggled for form and is yet to open his account, while Manchester United have managed just one goal in two league games - although they have won both outings.

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Various reports have linked Manchester United with a host of top striker options. Thomas Muller is believed to be the current object of their affections and it has been claimed they've launched a €100 million bid.

Edinson Cavani and Karim Benzema has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford, however the Guardian say that none of those world class options will be targeted before the window slams shut in under two weeks.

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The paper adds that Benzema is being 'monitored' as it stands but the Red Devils aren't actively pursuing another option.

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The problem for Van Gaal there is that Real Madrid aren't willing to let the French forward leave because of a lack of back-ups, with Arsenal also lurking in the background if he does become available.

Van Gaal is not said to be worried about the lack of goals coming from Rooney as things stand. The England international is without a goal in three games this term including the Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge, however having beaten off competition from Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

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