PAUL INCE says Manchester United must seal a January deal for Edison Cavani or Danny Ings to save their top four dreams.
The Red Devils icon believes his old club could jeopardise their Champions League hopes should they fail to strengthen.
Former Red Devils skipper Paul Ince believes United should sign Danny Ings this month[/caption]
Ince, who was speaking to Paddy Power, believes Cavani and Southampton’s Ings are the best options for United this window.
And the Saints forward is attracting interest from rivals with rumours Tottenham are poised to make a bid.
Ince said: “The fact is, a new signing in January has now become a must. It’s not that they need to – they absolutely have to
“United have to also consider who’s actually going to be available.
“For me, Edinson Cavani is the ideal choice, if he even wants to come to England. If United can get hold of him, then they should go for it.
“He’s going to be big money and he’s the wrong side of 30 which is a bit worrying, but I’m not sure United are in the place to be picky at the moment.
“Someone like Danny Ings would also be a great shout, he’s scoring goals for fun at the moment.
“Obviously, Southampton fans won’t want to hear that, but if you want someone who’s in form and scoring goals, Ings could be a good, proven choice.
“Ole has to decide whether he sticks with what he’s got, or brings someone in.”
For me it’s too much of a gamble to stick with the current lot. Fernando Llorente is a decent option, though Cavani would be my first choice.
Former Manchester United skipper Paul Ince
Ince believes United sticking with their current crop of players would be too much of a risk for the club.
And while Cavani or Ings would be the former England midfielder’s preferred choice, he sees Fernando Llorente as a good back-up.
Ince says: “For me it’s too much of a gamble to stick with the current lot. Fernando Llorente is a decent option, though Cavani would be my first choice.
“The thing is, whoever United go to now they’re going to be ripped off – they reek of desperation because of Rashford’s injury.
“Top four was already tough, whether Rashford was playing or not. Either way, it’s a massive blow.
Ince believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must regret selling Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku.
The former United striker, mocked by fans during his time at the club, netted 14 goals in just 18 games in his first season at Inter Milan.
During his time in Manchester the powerhouse striker netted 40 Premier League goals over two seasons.
Ince added: “If Ole wasn’t already regretting letting Romelu Lukaku go, he seriously will be now.
“I’ll be the first to admit that I had a go at him at times, and he can’t retain the ball, but you do get 20-25 goals a season from him. United let him go without replacing him, and now they’re paying the price.
“Hindsight is a wonderful thing but really, Ole should’ve never let him go.
Martial’s glaring miss during United’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield came in for criticism. And Ince was among the pundits who felt the France international should have scored.
The former England captain added: “We saw the sitter that Anthony Martial missed against Liverpool. It’s simply not good enough.
“With Rashford out, you can’t trust that Martial will make up those goals. Mason Greenwood is great, but he’s young, untried and untested. You can’t put that level of pressure on such a young player.
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“Without signing someone to score goals this window, they’ll struggle, but if they sign Cavani I fancy them to get in the top four – that’s for sure.”
It kind of makes Erling Braut Haaland even more embarrassing and a pain in the arse than it already was, especially after we saw his debut hat-trick.
“Because, if they don’t sign someone, who’s going to get you goals?”
Paul Ince was speaking to Paddy Power.
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