Man United are desperate to sign 22-year-old Ligue 1 striker

Man United are interested in securing the services of Lille centre-forward Jonathan David. Canada international joined Les Dogues in 2020 and is today a crucial figure for the French club. An out-and-out centre-forward, David has scored 41 goals and assisted eight more in 108 games for Ligue 1 giants across all tournaments.

Jonathan is a full international for the Canada national side and is enjoying a fine start to the campaign. With nine goals and three assists in 12 Ligue 1 matches this campaign, the 22-year-old centre-forward is keeping Les Dogues in the hunt for a European spot.

To put the numbers into perspective, he is level on goals with Neymar and only behind Mbappe in the battle for the Ligue 1 golden boot. Man United lack a reliable goalscorer, and it is in their best interests to bring one in as soon as possible.

Martial continues to struggle with injuries while Ronaldo’s time at the club appears numbered. While Rashford can do a job upfront, he is far from the clinical presentation that Erik ten Hag needs to make a consistent difference in the box.

Under Erik ten Hag, Man United finally appear to have a direction on the field. The arrival of Antony and Eriksen has spruced up Man United’s front-line. However, they are far from the finished article and will need a few more crucial signings. Bringing in a centre-forward will be all the more crucial once Ronaldo departs, sooner or later.