He has been linked with a move to United all summer and it seemed like Red Devils’ supporters were all extremely excited about a potential move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic- until the Euros, that was.
The Swede, who announced his retirement following Sweden’s pretty dire tournament, didn’t seem too dishevelled by the form he showed out in France.
But for some United fans, it will come as a great concern as many were pinning their hopes on “The King” to potentially bring home a Premier League crown next season.
Whether the United hierarchy may have a think as to whether to consider someone else is still yet to be seen – so we thought we’d offer up some alternatives if Mourinho and co. change their minds.
So with that in mind, here are FIVE striking alternatives to Zlatan for Manchester United…
The Dortmund striker has long since been linked with a move away from Germany, although it would take a pretty big bid to prise him away from Borussia.
But that money would be well spent – the Gabonese striker just promises goals. And with Zlatan looking far from his prime out in France, would a bid for one of the worlds hottest strikers make more sense?
With Zlatan always being the star at PSG, it’s easy to suggest that Edinson Cavani has had to share the limelight over the past couple of seasons.
But his form has remained consistent regardless, and he banged in another 25 goals last season as his side walked to domestic success in France.
He is another striker who has years left in his locker, so should a move for Zlatan’s PSG team-mate make more sense?
Another France based striker who has been linked with a number of moves this summer, Alexandre Lacazette is another top striker that has performed well season-after season in Ligue 1.
23 goals for Lyon last season confirmed his place as one of the worlds most in-demand strikers and he’d be an asset in many top sides.
He is pacey, has an evil eye for goal and brings team-mates into the game with relative ease – would this man improve United? Absolutely.
It seems like a long time since Carlos Tevez last graced the Old Trafford turf and he is a name that is often forgotten in world football these days.
After moving back to Boca Juniors in Argentina, the spotlight has moved away from the international star, but that doesn’t mean he has lost his class.
While he suffered a frustrating first season in his homeland, his quality was always clear to see.
You’ve got to feel that if Spurs don’t challenge for the Premier League this season, players like Harry Kane could be on their way.
The England international is a key man for Mauricio Pochettino’s side and it would take mega money to prise him away as he is widely considered as one of England’s best strikers right now.