Manchester United make preliminary enquires for Jamie Vardy and Javier Hernandez – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have made preliminary enquiries for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and former red Javier Hernandez as they look to boost their options up front over January, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho has also entered the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, trumping Manchester City’s offer of £25m and reportedly offering the Chilean £250,000 a week.

Concern surrounding the striker position at Old Trafford comes following doubts over Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s ability to shake off a knee injury after he was ruled out for a month with the same problem.

And according to the Telegraph‘s James Duncker, Man United have made preliminary enquiries for Vardy and Hernandez, with the latter firmly on the periphery under David Moyes.

The Little Pea has unsurprisingly suffered in a system which employs three central midfielders and, at times, no recognised striker, and with West Ham open to letting him leave any deal would be quite easy to get over the line. Mourinho has spoken of Hernandez’s qualities in front of goal before.

“He’s a good player,” he said, “he’s a player that will always score goals, he is a player that I would always welcome in my squad because he doesn’t need many minutes on the pitch to score a goal.”
Vardy likewise guarantees goals but Leicester would be highly reluctant to let their main goal threat leave, you sense. Either way, United’s first priority has to be pinching Sanchez from under City’s nose over the next couple of weeks.

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