Romelu Lukaku just cannot seem to find his feet this season at Manchester United. The former Everton man looks out of shape andis horrendously out of form. Against Bournemouth, he didn’t even make the matchday squad Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez, two left wingers, were chosen ahead of him.
It is clear that United need a central forward who will link play and give them goals. Below we take a look at three, perhaps surprising options for Jose Mourinho to bring in.
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa)
One of the best goalscorers in Europe right now is the relatively unknown Genoa frontman Krzysztof Piatek.The Polish goal sensation has already drawn comparisons to Robert Lewandowski due to his simply ridiculous record in front of goal.
Piatek scored 32 goals in 65 appearances for Cracovia Krakow before joining Genoa during the summer transfer window. Since joining Serie A he has hit nine goals in ten league games and 13 in 11 games in total.
If United want a man who can get them goals and also link play with some clever touches, Piatek could be their man.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
The man who is looking to run them ragged this weekend could be a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku. He may not be the biggest or most glamourous name in English football but he gets goals. Other than the vintage Glenn Murray, He is top scoring Englishman in the Premier League so far, level with Harry Kane and ahead of Raheem Sterling.
His pace is absolutely electric whilst his composure in front of goal has come on leaps and bounds in recent seasons. He is a 20 goal a season striker and with his injury problems finally looking like they are behind him, he could make the move to a top-six club in the near future. It would not be a bad thing if United were the ones who took the plunge.
Mason Greenwood (Man Utd)
Could Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku replacement already be hiding right under their nose? In Mason Greenwood they have a bright 17-year-old who knows where the goal is and is excellent with both feet. Almost the exact opposite of Lukaku himself then!
Last season he scored 17 goals in 17 starts for the under 18’s and has since developed upwards. He is still fairly slight but with plenty of time to grow he could be ready for men’s football. With the great success Manchester United had when Marcus Rashford was fast-tracked into the first team, many United fans would love to see the same thing happen to Greenwood.