Historically known for their attacking prowess, The Red Devils have hit a rough patch in those areas in recent times – raising concerns about their ability to make a significant impact in winning major trophies such as the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
One of the primary concerns has been the impact from the clubs key attacking players and a noticeable dip in form among some individuals across the frontline.
Addressing these issues has become paramount as United look to get back on track under manager Erik ten Hag.
The absence of Antony has left a void on the right hand side.
Allegations of assault made against him by three women have led to his temporary absence from the club, leaving the right flank significantly undermanned.
Adding to the complexity, reports suggest that Jadon Sancho’s situation has created discord within the team.
Sancho’s public dispute over his exclusion from the squad against Arsenal, coupled with the expectations on him after arriving for a hefty transfer fee, has cast a shadow over his contributions.
United invested £158 million in both Antony and Sancho, making their struggles a cause for worry.
In light of these challenges, Manchester United could face a pivotal decision on what to do in those forward areas, with suggestions that the club may need to bolster its attacking options.
According to Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan, Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is rumored as a potential signing.
Answering a question around whether United would strengthen the right attacking area, Keegan said: “He plays on the other side but it wouldn’t surprise me if Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was in the Premier League next season.
“I know he’s had admirers here, including United, but I can’t imagine he would come cheap and a switch during the season may be unlikely.”
“As for January, a loan move may be the answer to get them through until the end of the campaign.”
Kvaratskhelia would be a dream signing for United fans.
The Georgian has lit up Serie A since joining Napoli in 2022 and was pivotal in the side from Naples winning their first Serie A title since the Diego Maradona era.
As the uncertainty on the club’s attacker reigns, all eyes will be on Old Trafford to see whether United follow up their interest in Kvaratskhelia at a later date.