Why Manchester United fans can't complain if Bayern nab Lewandowski

Manchester United face a real possibility of losing out on reported target Robert Lewandowski this summer.

Robert Lewandowski has been linked with Manchester United ever since the end of last season.

Sir Alex Ferguson had traveled to watch Shinji Kagawa in the German Cup Final between Dortmund and Bayern, and came away impressed with the two goal show from the Japanese ace.

But he will not have failed to notice the hat-trick from striker Lewandowski in the 5-2 win, which took his season goal tally into it's 30s.

With the Red Devils apparently committed to all four of their strikers it's hard to see where the Pole will fit in, and a number of other clubs are threatening United for his signature.

Manchester City hold the Edin Dzeko trumpcard, Chelsea are looking at him in case they miss out on Falcao, while Spurs are claimed to be considering him if they qualify for the top four.

The one club nobody seemingly wants to see snap him up, are Bayern Munich. The newly crowned German champions have already exerted their financial dominance in the Bundesliga, by signing Dortmund's other prize asset Mario Gotze after activating a release clause in his contract.

For fans wanting to see a competitive league (Bayern already won this season's with a month to spare), it is bad news, especially as it means the latest dismantling of the wondrous team Jurgen Klopp has created.

Those complaining should not include Manchester United fans, for it would be out of both selfishness, which is fair enough, but if they were to cite Bayern's dominance as a reason, it would rankle of hypocrisy.

For what Bayern are trying to do by attempting to sign Lewandowski is no different to Manchester United's signature of Robin van Persie last summer.

Van Persie was the freescoring striker for a rival club, who finished below them in the table, who had his contract running out.

United took advantage of that, to sign the striker and become an even more dynamic attacking force, winning the title and destabilising a competing Premier League club in the process.

Bayern in signing Lewandowski would look to mirror United's success, and few would bet against them doing so.

Dortmund in looking at Arsenal and bitter about the Gotze situation, may be even more resolute to sell to a non-Bundesliga club, which may just suit one of his Premier League admirers.

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