AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek is the youngest striker to join Manchester United in January.

After a terrible start to the season, United dropped to 12th in the Premier League and it's clear that a lack of goals will be a big problem.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overstretched Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the summer, United had a critical lack of options in offensive areas.

They have scored only nine goals in eight league games, four of them against Chelsea. Since winning the opening weekend, they have not scored more than one goal in any competition.

As a result, United is understandably encouraged to step in for a striker as soon as the transfer window re-opens in the New Year and has already been associated with a number of names.

Mario Mandzukic, Erling Bride Haaland and Moussa Dembele are said to have been arguing, and Milans Piatek is the newest.

The prolific Pole had a great start in Italy last season when he scored 19 goals in 21 games for Genoa, before six months later AC Milan paid more than seven times its stake in Genoa's San Siro.

Piatek's form has slowed slightly since his move to Milan with 13 goals in 28 games. However, this can be explained by the terrible confusion of the entire club.

According to the Calciomercato quoted by TeamTalk, "United are preparing a January offer" to cure their beating woes.

It is reported that United will bid 34.89 million pounds, although Milan wants almost 43.6 million pounds, but Barcelona is also showing interest.

Speaking of Barcelona: Marcus Rashford is reportedly on the wish list for the transfer of four people to replace Luiz Suarez.

Mundo Deportivo claims that the Catalans have identified Rashford, the English captain Harry Kane, as well as Roberto Firmino and Kylian Mbappe as their four main goals.

Rashford briefly joined Barca late last season, but signed a new and improved United contract this summer.