Man Utd ‘closely watching’ wantaway forward who one-upped Ronaldo, with January transfer having huge implications on Mbappe chances

Man Utd got an eyeful after a very gettable Cristiano Ronaldo replacement in January shone at the World Cup, though there are ramifications on their Kylian Mbappe pursuit if he’s signed.With Cristiano Ronaldo officially now a free agent, attention at Old Trafford has turned to who’ll fill the void. Manager Erik ten Hag was reportedly prepared to go without a direct replacement so long as it meant ridding himself of his Ronaldo problem.
However, the Red Devils will not let that happen and have brought forward their plans to sign a striker in the summer to January.
Fabrizio Romano recently backed up that claim, and varying targets have already been linked.
Kylian Mbappe is the most eye-catching, with the Mirror reporting United will explore a £150m deal in January.
Victor Osimhen is in t …