With Manchester United off to a relatively good start, perhaps Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal would be better off trying to sign a proven Premier League goalscorer than trying to sign a big name player for a ridiculous sum of money.
After three games and two goals, it's clear that United need a striker who will settle quickly in the Premier League. Adnan Januzaj is the only player to score a league goal this season, with Wayne Rooney (until Club Brugge away) and Javier Hernandez having looked off the mark.
Memphis Depay also found the net against a sub-standard Club Brugge, but again this does not prove that he has what it takes to score goals regularly in the Premier League, which is what the club requires.
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There are a few options in the Premier League which may not excite the fans and may not sell as many jerseys, but will definitely provide Van Gaal with that firepower to provide a finish to the chances they regularly create. The likes of Saido Berahino, Graziano Pelle or Charlie Austin would relish the opportunity to play for a top club and have proven they can find the net at the top level.
While the likes of Neymar or Gareth Bale would excite the fans and give the team a huge boost, there would be an added pressure to achieve success much quicker. With both players likely to cost in the region of the £100m mark there would be a general consensus United should be winning the league.
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Both players are world class and would definitely bring goals and assists to the team, however, if they flopped much like Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao last year surely, it would spell the end for LVG.
With that kind of money it would be more prudent of United to go and spend big money on signing Harry Kane. A proven Premier League goalscorer who would also tick the box of a marquee signing.
Kane would sell shirts and excite the fans also. Time will tell if United make the right move and how it will impact their season. All will be revealed in the coming days.
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