Manchester United are reportedly in search of a support striker for Rasmus Hojlund, as concerns grow over the development of their £72 million signing. The club believes that Hojlund would benefit from working alongside a more experienced centre-forward who can share the goalscoring burden. With Hojlund’s young age in mind, United is considering adding a seasoned centre-forward to their squad in January to aid his development. The recruitment staff is currently monitoring experienced striking talent across Europe with the intention of making a January signing to provide much-needed firepower and relieve the pressure on Hojlund. Brentford striker Ivan Toney and Porto striker Mehdi Taremi have been linked with potential moves to Old Trafford, while Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has also been heavily linked.
In other news, Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is reportedly “on thin ice” following two heavy defeats at Old Trafford. The club has denied exploring alternatives to Ten Hag but has considered potential candidates if he continues to struggle. Ruben Amorim, the Sporting Lisbon manager, and Zinedine Zidane are viewed as potential replacements, although the ownership uncertainty complicates the situation. Ten Hag now needs an upturn in results and performances to avoid a crisis.
Meanwhile, Arsenal is eyeing RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko, who was previously a target for Manchester United. Sesko rejected United’s interest last summer and joined RB Leipzig instead. Arsenal has sent scouts to watch Sesko in the German top-tier and is monitoring him as he draws comparisons to Erling Haaland. Leipzig values Sesko at £40 million, and AC Milan is also interested, but Arsenal is confident in their ability to secure the attacker’s services.