Erik ten Hag has enjoyed little success in the transfer window so far and is therefore still waiting to secure his first attacking addition despite less than three weeks until 1 September’s deadline.
What’s the latest news involving Man United?
The Dutchman has managed to welcome Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen on board, although those three have made little difference, with the Red Devils losing to Brighton and Brentford in their opening two Premier League fixtures, conceding six goals in the process.
But it’s not just defensively where United are struggling. They’ve scored just once in three hours of action and even that was an own goal by Alexis Mac Allister.
Couple in Anthony Martial’s injury and the fact Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to leave the club, United are desperate to bolster their attacking options with the addition of a number nine.
They’ve already missed out on Darwin Nunez, while they withdrew their interest in ex-West Ham and Stoke frontman Marko Arnautovic, who was being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Despite those setbacks, Jones is confident that United will eventually get one on board before the window slams shut.
What did Jones say about Man United?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “They will 100 per cent sign at least one new forward and I know that Steve McClaren has taken a bit more of a hands on role in helping them identify the right fit for that role.”
Which strikers have Man United been linked with?
With time running out for Ten Hag to sign a striker, his options are limited.
According to the I, United are interested in Ivan Toney, who played a pivotal role in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat, although Brentford have set an asking price of at least £40m.
Meanwhile, PSG frontman Mauro Icardi is another potential option for the Old Trafford club. The Argentina international hasn’t played for the Ligue 1 champions this season and is free to leave, with United interested in his services.
In fact, according to Get French Football News, Icardi is keen on the move himself having struggled for opportunities at the Le Parc des Princes since he signed from Inter Milan two years ago.
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic is also an option for United and the Austria international wants to move to Old Trafford, although Ten Hag’s side are still ‘considering‘ a move for the 25-year-old.