Romelu Lukaku has been pushed down to second choice at Manchester United behind Marcus Rashford.

As the game against Burnley showed, United are a worse side when Lukaku plays up top and Rashford is shunted out wide.

So it’s fair to wonder how long Lukaku will accept being a back-up, and whether United should sell him or Alexis Sanchez and look for a player who is better suited to complimenting Rashford.

One strong option should be RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

Werner’s situation

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Werner is out of contract at the German club in summer 2020, putting Leipzig in a weak negotiating position.

At just 22, Werner is an elite talent who United should have their eyes on.

He has refused to sign a new deal at Leipzig and is wanted by top German sides Bayern and Dortmund, BILD report.

Werner will choose his destination, but Leipzig would rather sell him abroad if he decides to move on.

The right fit

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Werner has scored 56 goals in 100 games for Leipzig including 14 already this season.

 

He has been compared to German legend Miroslav Klose. Yet he is so much more than simply being a deadly goal poacher.

Werner’s pace is one of his assets with the Bundesliga website reporting he can run 100 metres in 11.11 seconds.

His mobility allows him to play out wide as part of a front three, where he can interchange with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Icing on the cake

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Werner has been linked with Liverpool but admits a move to United would be preferable. This is because he is a Red Devils fan.

Goal reported that Werner told Sky Germany last year: “As a young boy, you always dream of the big club you’d like to play for.

“It used to be Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, who always won. A young boy is always a fan of those who win.

“You can’t just drop something like that.”

A winning end to the season under Solskjaer could be enough to show Werner that the good times are back at United and he should push for his dream move.

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