Manchester United: Do They Really Need Robert Lewandowski?

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Manchester United: Do They Really Need Robert Lewandowski?
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Robert Lewandowski is a wanted man.

The Borussia Dortmund striker has a year remaining on his current contract and is being hungrily courted by almost every A-list team in European football.

Manchester City and Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News; Bayern Munich, according to The Mirror; Chelsea, according to The Express; Real Madrid, according to The Telegraph; and Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail, have all been linked with the 24-year-old hitman.

Manchester United have long been admirers of the Polish forward, and The Guardian reports Sir Alex Ferguson as saying that United will make room to accommodate him:

"If the right player comes along you have to be prepared to make a move. I can find room for anybody here as long as they have the required quality.”

But do United really need to sign the coveted striker? While it’s true that it would be an almighty coup for the Old Trafford side, there are also reasons to suggest United should look elsewhere this summer.

Here are the top reasons for and against United's interest in Lewandowski.

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