The news that suggests Manchester United won’t be signing a new striker any time soon

With reports claiming both Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez could be set to sign new deals, could that mean no new strikers arriving at Old Trafford in the near future?

When it comes to Manchester United and transfer rumours, the players most commonly linked are – quite understandably – midfielders; followed some way behind by left-backs and centre-halves.

Strikers do not often get a look in when it comes to United gossip, with the possible exception of Robert Lewandowski.

And that looks like continuing to be the case following two pieces of news this morning.

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The first comes from the Mirror, which claims Wayne Rooney is more likely to sign a new deal at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence began to wane.

It was believed that the former manager’s position on the board would see him continue to influence matters – if only by his presence. But the latest story suggests David Moyes has allayed those fears, and Rooney is a step closer to putting pen to paper as a result.

The other story comes from, which claims Javier Hernandez is on the verge of contract talks of his own.

The Mexican striker recently hinted that he would consider moving to ensure regular first-team football. But after Moyes went on record to reinforce the goal-getter’s importance to United, it is now being suggested he will be offered improved terms to extend a deal that currently runs for two more seasons.

If both reports prove to be true, and with Robin van Persie going nowhere, it seems unlikely United will bring in any strikers in the next few transfer windows.

With Danny Welbeck also on the books, and with the impressive development of Angelo Henriquez and the return from injury of Will Keane, Moyes should have plenty of goal-scorers to call upon for seasons to come.

That is unless Lewandowski does not end up at Bayern Munich next season. But of course he will…won’t he?

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