Manchester United could have something else lined up after reportedly missing out on the signing of Barcelona star Pedro, claims Rob Dawson of the Manchester Evening News.
With Pedro now looking set to join Manchester United's Premier League rivals Chelsea, the journalist quickly took to Twitter to make the suggestion, claiming that the Red Devils will have to move quickly if they're going to sign a top name before the close of the transfer window.
Pedro, of course, looked set to complete a move to Old Trafford in the coming days, with recent reports having claimed that United chief executive Ed Woodward was in Barcelona to conclude the deal.
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However, for one reason or another, it appears that United have now missed out on their man, with the Barcelona ace heading to west London.
The Manchester Evening News journalist tweeted: "United, and specifically Van Gaal, dropping their interest in Pedro suggests there's something else lined up. It'll have to be fast, though."
There's no getting away from the fact that United fans will be extremely disappointed with the expected outcome of the Pedro saga, but Ed Woodward and Co. could still make amends before the close of the window.
At the end of the day, it's clear for all to see that Manchester United are in need of a world-class striker addition. Ultimately, Wayne Rooney has endured a tricky start to the campaign, and appears to be in need of a top-class partner up front.
Of course, someone in the mould of Thomas Muller would prove an exceptional signing for United, but landing such a top name at this stage of the transfer window is easier said than done. It looks set to be a huge couple of weeks for all involved in Manchester United's transfer activity.
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