A Comprehensive List of All the Strikers Linked With Manchester United in January

One of the worst things about Manchester United (apart from the crippling lack of direction) is the fact that they end up getting linked with about 1,000 different signings every day.

Things were as bad as ever during the January transfer window. With United needing a new striker to replace Marcus Rashford, they were seemingly scouring the entire face of the planet for the right option - even if they ended up just finding loads of wrong ones.

Let's take a look at each of the strikers to be linked with a switch to Old Trafford in the winter window.

Erling Haaland

Erling Braut Haaland ,

Just imagine how easy life would have been if ​United had just signed Haaland. The Norwegian was the primary target, but ​Borussia Dortmund swooped in and spoiled the party.

They didn't miss out on much. It's not like Haaland is scoring goals for fun in Germany or anything...

Timo Werner

Timo Werner

Ah, back when transfer rumours made sense. Everyone wants RB Leipzig's Werner, but nobody could get him.

Moussa Dembélé


Lyon hitman Dembélé was also on the radar, but the French side were not playing ball. Next.​

Odsonne Edouard

Odsonne Edouard

'Dembélé was good at Celtic, who's the guy who replaced him?'

Raúl Jiménez

Raul Jimenez

This might have worked if United actually had a brighter future than ​Wolves.

Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi

Paris Saint-Germain have an option to sign Icardi permanently at the end of his loan spell, so links to Icardi were ambitious, to say the least.

Paco Alcácer

Paco Alcacer

Alcácer was available, but Villarreal seemingly did more to convince him and strike a deal.

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani

One of the biggest stories of the month turned into nothing, as ​Cavani ended up staying with PSG anyway. We'll always have the memories.

Luka Jović

Luka Jovic

With serious options drying up, Jović emerged as an potential avenue worth exploring, but ​Real Madrid said no.

Krzysztof Piątek

Krzysztof Piatek

Like so many other teams, United were looking at Piątek of ​AC Milan, but that went out the window after Hertha Berlin won the race for his signature.

And then all hell broke loose.

Islam Slimani 



Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez

Oh wow no.

Alfredo Morelos​

Alfredo Morelos

​United are a club with a rich history of strikers who like kicking fans in the crowd, so Morelos would have slotted in perfectly.

Jean-Kévin Augustin

Pre-Season Friendly"Red Bull Leipzig v Galatasaray SK"

This one might have worked, had United not frantically thrown together a mental offer at the last minute to try and beat ​Leeds United to a transfer.

Vedat Muriqi

Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig"Galatasaray AS v Fenerbahce AS"

He's massive and he scored against England that one time, which is nice.

Salomón Rondón

Salomon Rondon

He's massive and he scored in England a fair few times, which is nice.

Joshua King

Joshua King

He's Norwegian! So is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer! ​Haaland 2.0!

Willian José

Willian Jose

​Tottenham weren't going to get a deal done, so José's agents turned to United, who felt as though they had something better up their sleeve. Stay tuned.

Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens

​Mertens might have been available, but ​Napoli were only prepared to sell him for all the money in the entire world. Not ideal.

Teemu Pukki

Teemu Pukki

The world's favourite player for about five weeks, it's probably best we forget that this even happened.

Danny Ings

Danny Ings

​Ings has exploded back into relevancy this season, but ​Southampton couldn't bare to part with their lord and saviour. 

Adolfo Gaich

Adolfo Gaich

San Lorenzo starlet Gaich actually looked to be the kind of signing which United would love to make, but this story came and went faster than ​Solskjaer's positivity at Old Trafford.

Odion Ighalo


Ding ding ding, we have a winner!

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Source : 90min