Manchester United Coach Ed Woodward is desperate to avoid another situation for Alexis Sanchez when the transfer window reopens this winter, reports say.
The Red Devils had a difficult start to the Premier League season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning just two of their first seven games before today's clash with Newcastle United.
To make matters worse, Manchester United are failing ahead of the goal, with nine league goals counted worse than Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich.
Marcus Rashford has worked hard and Anthony Martial has been out of action since August due to injury.
And UniBet says United wants to hire an attacker when the transfer window reopens this winter.
Woodward's priority is said to be to get a killer, avoiding the desperation of hiring another Sanchez.
United rarely does business in January and the last time it did was in 2018.
That's when the Red Devils paid too high to lure Sanchez out of Arsenal for Old Trafford instead of Manchester City.
United celebrated their arrival with videos worthy of criticism on social networks and Woodward spoke enthusiastically of the coup.
But Sanchez eventually outperformed his best at United, with Solskjaer transferring the striker to Inter Milan in the summer.
This action came after he found the network only five times in 18 months, while costing £ 400,000 a week.
And with United being cautious, they consider Mario Mandzukic a much safer bet.
The Juventus veteran almost moved to Old Trafford during the summer, but finally stayed in Turin.
However, he has not played with Maurizio Sarri this season, and a change this winter seems to be at stake.
Meanwhile, speaking recently, Solskjaer admitted that he would seek to reinforce United's attack following the departure of Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
"We let Alexis and Romelu go," said the 46-year-old.
“You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that we need to move forward the next time we recruit.
"We are looking for some creativity and goals.
“It makes no sense to attract players that you are not 100% sure of.
“When you get players, you need the right players who will be here for a long time and that's the long-term thinking we have to show.
"I can't think, 'I need a player because that's my reputation.' No, it's the club."
“There were strikers [available in the off season], but they weren't the ones we wanted. We didn't get what we wanted ".