Zlatan Ibrahmovic compared himself to movie character Benjamin Button after scoring United’s opener in their 3-0 win over Sunderland yesterday.
But the 35-year-old could leave Old Trafford at the end of the season having yet to agree to extend his contract by another year.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, Jose Mourinho has identited Everton star Romelu Lukaku and Torino ace Andrea Belotti as potential replacements.
Romelu Lukaku and Andrea Belotti are targets for Manchester United
Manchester United wages: Which Red Devils star earns the most?
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Lukaku, 23, is the Premier League’s top goalscorer after taking his tally to 23 with two strikes in Everton’s 4-2 win over Leicester yesterday.
And Belotti, also 23, is the joint-top scorer in Serie A with 24 goals, the same as Roma hitman Edin Dzeko.
Both players have admitted they could leave their current clubs but would likely cost £70million each.
Manchester United are also courting Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, but he is thought to be earmarked for the role behind the striker – Ibrahimovic or a replacement should he leave.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his 28th goal for Manchester United against Sunderland
Jose Mourinho has confirmed he wants signings at Manchester United this summer
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Jose Mourinho has admitted he will be splashing the cash again this summer, after spending around £150m upon taking over at United on Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Ibrahimovic.
“What we have now is not bad at all but if you ask me how far we are from having the team I want, it’s far," Mourinho said. "Very far.
"We had just one transfer window. We didn’t use the second one. We need a transfer window again. Definitely we need to improve, in terms of our squad."