Having already spent a lot of money on Rasmus Højlund, Manchester United strengthened their attack only to find out the Denmark international was carrying an injury.

He has yet to play, and could potentially be out until after the next international break, which has left the Red Devils struggling to find the back of the net in the first two games of the season.

That’s why, despite needing help in other areas of the pitch like midfield and defence, they could be going after yet another striker, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

That man is Marcos Leonardo, currently at Santos in Brazil, who Manchester United have already been linked with in the past when the rumours about him being a target for AS Roma emerged.

Gazzetta add some more to that on Thursday in an article discussing the moves the Serie A side could make between now and the end of the transfer window.

They point out that AS Roma could go for Willian José as they ‘wait for the return of Tammy Abraham and the landing of Marcos Leonardo’, on whom Manchester United have ‘also swooped, ready to offer €20m + €5m in bonuses’.

That’s a bold claim from the Italian newspaper, especially considering how tight the club have been of late, but if they can get a sale or two done, then perhaps the idea of Sofyan Amrabat and Marcos Leonardo for €50m or so could be enticing.