Manchester United: Why the Red Devils Need to Add Dortmund Forward Lewandowski

Connor McKnightSenior Analyst IAugust 12, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Shinji Kagawa of Dortmund looks on as  Robert Lewandowski of Dortmund takes a shot during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and Borussia Dortmund  at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Manchester United has been incredibly busy this summer. After falling just short of another Barclays Premier League title to Manchester City, Sir Alex Ferguson has been looking anywhere and everywhere to improve his squad.

While trade talks continue with Arsenal forward Robin van Persie, Manchester United should do whatever it possibly can to sign another forward to their stacked core: Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski.

Although his contract with the German club expires in a year, the Red Devils need to be sure that this prized forward ends up playing in Old Trafford. The Polish star is a goal-scoring machine on a club that had enough firepower to down Bayern Munich on multiple occasions.

Chelsea, desperate to nab a new forward to fill the void left by Didier Drogba, have been hot on the chase for Dortmund’s starting forward, but it seems that Lewandowski is more likely to sign with Manchester United.

Signing Shinji Kagawa might have been the best bargaining tip for the Red Devils and could prove to be an incredible combination for the squad. While on Dortmund, Kagawa and Lewandowski connect incredibly well, something that the tabloids have labeled as almost telepathic.

The duo helped lead the German squad to another Bundesliga title and could help Manchester United regain its Premier League dominance.

Critics say that if van Persie is signed, Manchester has no need for another forward. Although they will be stacked with offensive firepower, the relationship Lewandowski has with Kagawa is an indispensable weapon that has the ability to produce flurries of goals. Dortmund led the Budesliga in scoring last year with 80 goals, a direct correlation with this duo.

If Manchester United wants to take the Premier League by storm again, Robert Lewandowski is the answer. Look for Manchester United to nab this Polish star and return back to its English dominance.