Report: Luciano Vietto wanted by Manchester United after 17 goals in 36 games

Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Manchester United have entered the race to sign Villarreal's prolific striker Luciano Vietto.

United may have illustrious names in attack such as Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney, but none of the trio have hit top form this season under Louis van Gaal.

A common problem for United this season has been that their attack is just too one-paced, and is lacking a threat to run in behind and cause problems on the shoulder of the last man.

The Daily Mail suggested on Sunday that van Gaal had an interest in signing Burnley's Danny Ings to solve that particular problem, but now Tutto Mercato Web believe it's Vietto on United's radar, as they report that United scouts attended Villarreal's game against Celta Vigo on Sunday - a game in which Vietto scored.

Vietto, 21, only joined Villarreal from Racing Club de Avellaneda last summer, but has made a huge impact for 'The Yellow Submarine' this season.

With 17 goals in 36 games in all competitions this season, Vietto has been prolific in his debut season in La Liga - and his exploits have unsurprisingly attracted plenty of interest.

Liverpool and Real Madrid have both been linked with moves to sign the youngster, but United must be hoping that the presence of fellow Argentines Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria will help persuade him to move to Old Trafford this summer.

With pace and finishing ability, it's no surprise to see United linked with a move to sign Vietto - but they face stiff competition for him.

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