Manchester United could have a very different strikeforce next season
Jose Mourinho has started to address the failings up front at Manchester United since replacing Louis van Gaal as manager last summer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has shone since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, but that has meant limited opportunities for Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Ibrahimovic has netted 20 in all competitions this season but United’s next-highest goalscorer is midfielder Juan Mata on nine – with Martial on seven, Rashford on six and Rooney on five.
And according to reports, United could be set for a very different strikeforce next season.
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The Mirror say Tottenham are tracking Martial’s uncertain situation at Old Trafford with a view to luring him to London this summer.
The 21-year-old scored in the 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday but has been in and out of Mourinho’s side this season.
Tottenham held talks with Monaco about signing Martial in 2015 before he eventually completed his initial £36million move to United – and Spurs remain admirers.
Teenage striker Rashford could also leave Manchester United at the end of the season.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have struggled at Manchester United this season
The 19-year-old shot to prominence last season after being given his chance by former boss Van Gaal.
But under Mourinho this term Rashford has struggled for chances, but has six goals in 31 appearances despite many being off the bench.
The Times say Rashford is stalling on signing a new contract though and will consider his position at the end of the season.
United are desperate to keep the England international and rejected approaches from West Ham and Sevilla to take him on loan in January.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has refused to commit himself to Manchester United for next season
Contract talks are expected to continue in the summer, but his future could hinge on two world-class strikers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has exceeded expectations with 15 Premier League goals but is remaining coy about whether he will stay at the club.
When asked if he had triggered the one-year extension clause in his United contract which currently expires this summer, he replied: "Something like that. I have to score 100 goals!
“The option is already fulfilled. But there's nothing done yet. From my side. We'll wait and see. Let's see what happens."
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is a target for Manchester United
While three strikers could potentially be on the way out of Old Trafford one they hope to bring in is Antoine Griezmann.
Reports in France claimed United had agreed a deal in principle to sign the 25-year-old from Atletico Madrid.
And while that looks premature, Express Sport understands United ARE interested in Griezmann, who has an £86m release clause in his contract.
Griezmann has scored 16 goals in 32 games for Atletico this season and was named third place in the Ballon d’Or last year.