Manchester United probably won't move to sign a new striker this January - But perhaps they should...?
There is nothing wrong with Manchester United's strikeforce, in fact they have scored more than any other Premier League side this season.
But sometimes a player comes onto the market, that is irresistible and can make a team even better.
Fans were originally reticent about signing Carlos Tevez in 2007 - arguing 'He's too similar to Wayne Rooney' - One season later they were Champions League winners.
You can simply never have enough quality - And that brings us to Spain's all-time leading scorer David Villa.
The Barcelona forward has been in and out of the side this season, with Alexis Sanchez preferred to partner Lionel Messi, and the club are willing to sell if they receive a big offer in the region of £20 million.
It may seem on the face of it counter-intuitive for United to bring in another striker - But is anyone going to argue David Villa would not make United a better team?
With Villa in the ranks, United may just become unstoppable - a strike partnership of Villa and Van Persie would terrorise defences. Villa would ease United's dependancy on the Dutchman and the question of 'what happens if Van Persie gets injured'.
The same doubters arguing United shouldn't bid for him, are likely to be those who said they didn't need Van Persie this summer - And now look.
With talk of a bid for Robert Lewandowski, United would be much better signing a striker who has been there and done it, and who at 31 still has at least three years left at the top.
There would be questions over the future of Wayne Rooney, but he could be moved into midfield, imagine a side which could start the trio of Rooney, Van Persie and Villa.
It may be £20 million United could be best off spending elsewhere, but it would be great to watch, and United would surely far rather do that than see the Barcelona striker pitch up at Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham.
If United needed any more convincing of what he could bring to the table, the 10 goals he has scored against Real Madrid in his career to date are a stark illustration, now that sort of pedigree and fear factor would be huge when United take on Mourinho's men next month...
Should United entertain the prospect of adding Villa to their strikeforce?
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