Lewandowski celebrates alongside Bayern team mates
Lewandowski celebrates alongside Bayern team mates

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken to the hierarchy at the club and has asked them to pursue Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, according to Spanish publication, Don Balon.

Mourinho wants to sign the Polish international as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he is to leave, as he is yet to decide on extending his contract for another year at Old Trafford.

While Ibrahimovic was suspended, Utd found it very difficult to score goals. And with Juan Mata out for the rest of the season due to surgery, Utd have lost their second top scorer at the club this season.

Lewandowski is one of the top strikers in Europe and the 28 year old still has two to three good years ahead of him. A move to Manchester United would improve the squad dramatically, as Utd have struggled to score goals without Ibrahimovic and the likes of Rashford and Martial are still learning and progressing.

A striker so clinical in front of goal would benefit the youngsters as well as the squad to improve in front of goal. Lewandowski has scored 71 goals in 89 Bayern Munich appearances since joining from rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014, A fantastic return from the Polish international.

The problem Manchester United will face in their pursuit of Lewandowski is whether the striker wants a new challenge and if the Red Devils can occupy a place in the Champions League.

With their current form in the league, Utd do not look as though they will manage a top four place due to inconsistent performances, mainly at home. The most likely path to securing a Champions League place seems to be via the Europa League, where Utd face Anderlecht in the Quarter Finals next Thursday.

Mourinho has plenty of work to do at Old Trafford in order to regain their dominance in English football, as they did under Sir Alex Ferguson. And the Portuguese is looking to Lewandowski and a host of other players to help the 20 times league champions become the best team in Manchester once again.