Man United finally make a huge bid for Alvaro Morata – Real Madrid have responded

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While Wayne Rooney’s return has dominated the headlines today, it’s not the outgoings that are really concerning Red Devils’ fans at the moment, it’s the lack of incomings.

Victor Lindelof remains the only major signing that Jose Mourinho has managed to get across the line thus far and he parted with £40 million to get ahold of his Swedish ball-playing defender.

However, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic departing the club this summer and Rooney seemingly set for a romantic return to Everton, United are down two strikers with just the young Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to fill the void.

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This is where it gets complicated. Mourinho was said to be desperate to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, but when Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly revealed his intentions to leave Real, that threw the ultimate spanner in the works.

Naturally, United were seen as the frontrunners to bring the Portuguese superstar back to Old Trafford alongside the opulent Paris Saint-Germain, but at 32-years-old, reports suggest that Mourinho is more interested in spending big on the younger Morata, 24.

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