Man Utd face competition from Real Madrid for goal machine Erling Braut Haaland
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his bosses that a striker must be signed in January.
Marcus Rashford has been left as the club’s only recognised striker but he has struggled with the responsibility.
And AS have reported that United have taken an interest in Red Bull Salzburg starlet Haaland, who has been in brilliant form this season.
In 11 games, the 19-year-old has scored a whopping 18 times – including four hat-tricks by September 17.
At such a young age, he would also fulfil one of the Norwegian’s philosophies of snapping up fresh-faced stars.
Los Blancos are looking for the long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.
Luka Jovic was signed in the summer for £50m but Zinedine Zidane does not fully trust the Serbian and is looking elsewhere.
Real have also recently adopted a policy of signing young players, with Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr and Brahim Diaz.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer is set to be backed in the next two transfer windows.
Despite his future coming into the spotlight in recent weeks, the ex-Cardiff manager has retained the support of the board.
And they trust his methods and are prepared to splash out on eight players in January and next summer.