Manchester United have been tipped to sign Raul Jimenez from Wolves, with reports in Portugal suggesting the player is ‘on his way’ to Old Trafford. But the Red Devils have been quick to downplay speculation and that should be no surprise. Because, in Odion Ighalo, they’ve already got their own version of the Mexico international.

Manchester United have insisted there’s ‘nothing’ in reports linking Jimenez with a move to Old Trafford.

And, after signing Ighalo in the January transfer window, it’s easy to see why.

The Red Devils needed a new centre-forward in the New Year. Anthony Martial was too inconsistent and Mason Greenwood, too raw and inexperienced, for the crunch months of the campaign.

Had all gone to plan they’d have landed Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, certainly, thought he had a deal wrapped up.

But that didn’t happen. And that prompted a change of plan from the Old Trafford hierarchy.