It is certain that Manchester United are a sinking ship at the moment. Now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken full blame for the performance of the players on the pitch, the pressure that has been mounting from months now is once again nearing the exit door.
In fact, this January transfer window and the few days that remain in it may be the last hope for the Norwegian gaffer to redeem something from his tenure at United and engineer a fitting comeback.
In order to do so, the Red Devils are in desperate need of a new striker. This was almost always a given due to their showing across the campaign. However, the recent long-term injury to Marcus Rashford has all but ensured that a fresh forward option is a necessity.
In this regard, PSG Edinson Cavani may just be the perfect player to rescue Solskjaer and United from this quandary. At 32 years of age, the PSG striker has put reportedly in a transfer request and has been linked to a wide plethora of clubs.
If United sign him, they will have an assured solution to their goalscoring dilemma. The Uruguayan striker has been a proven and prolific source of goals and won’t come for an expensive pricetag, with most reports pegging his transfer fee to be in the range of £17 million.
This is incredible considering that some of the more unproven strikers in European football will easily cost the club two to three times of this alleged sum.
Further still, the experience he’ll bring to Old Trafford will be a massive addition to the youthful forward line. Simply put, the Red Devils will receive a much-needed figure of prominence in their starting lineup who will be able to guide the likes of Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.
Lastly, the goals he will almost certainly score for the club will prove handy to keep Solskjaer’s job safe for the time being. The condition of United at the moment is such that a single transfer won’t address some of their lasting issues but Cavani will likely give the club some breathing space.