According to The Times, Manchester United have acknowledged making an error last summer.

The report states: “United want to recruit a forward in the summer after realising they made a mistake by not replacing Romelu Lukaku when he left for Inter Milan last year.”

This was an error everybody outside the club saw coming, except the decision makers on the management team and in the boardroom.

United entered the season with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, both still unproven as strikers, and youngster Mason Greenwood.

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There have been fleeting moments where it has looked like working out, when all three are fit.

But without one of them, United’s options quickly become depleted and Marcus Rashford is the biggest loss of all.

A desperate move was made to sign Odion Ighalo on loan on transfer deadline day in January.

Who were the big misses and what’s next?

Last summer United passed on possible deals to sign Wissam Ben Yedder [ABC de Sevilla], Mario Mandzukic, and failed in an attempt to sign Paulo Dybala [The Times].

 

Ben Yedder would have been the best move, he is currently the top scorer in France after clinching a move to Monaco.

Erling Haaland was United’s top target in January, but he chose to sign with Borussia Dortmund instead.

The Times report United have enquired with Inter Milan over a move for Lautaro Martinez, but have backed off after being directed to his £94 million release clause.

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Maxi Gomez of Valencia has been touted as a potential target for this summer, Cadena Ser in Spain claim.

Timo Werner is the one we would like to see signed, he has been in outstanding form this season.

Last summer’s decision was ridiculous, it was wrong, and an irresponsible gamble. It’s an error Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to own, as much as the board.

At least it has been acknowledged as an error, and we expect the club to have a clear plan A, B and C heading into this summer.

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