Manchester United, currently, have 3 players who can be considered as strikers, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and, James Wilson.
The Rooney behind Martial combination has been very fruitful so far, with both players getting in on the goals and, both players are playing very well together.
James Wilson is Manchester United’s only qualified back up but, he has been ruled out of first team action a few times due to his involvement with the U21’s.
At some point, Wayne Rooney or Anthony Martial will either pick up an injury or, be deemed to need some rest. At this point, if Wilson is tied up in the reserves, Manchester United will be without a striker.
The Red Devils desperately need a back up.
Olympique Lyonnais’s centre forward, Nabil Fekir, has been tipped to join the Red Devils in the upcoming January transfer window.
Fekir’s incredible 4 goals and an assist, in just 4 games for Lyon has caused him to turn the heads of Europe’s big boys.
Unfortunately for the French striker, who’s ancestrally Algerian, after scoring a hat-trick against SM Caen, in Ligue 1, he ruptured his cruciate ligament which, so far, has kept him out for 5 games.
Nabil Fekir is 22 and valued at about £10 million. If signed, he would provide apt back up to the current strike duo of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial but wouldn’t improve the starting eleven.