Rasmus Hojlund, breaking his Premier League goal drought on Tuesday, provided a crucial contribution to Manchester United’s victory, securing three vital points.

While Manager Erik ten Hag is content with the attacking prowess displayed, he recognizes the risks of relying heavily on the young Dane throughout the season.

In the quest for additional firepower upfront, the manager expressed the need for another striker.

However, the recruitment of Anthony Martial, whose contract won’t extend beyond the coming summer, has proven disappointing.

Martial’s potential January departure prompts United to seek a suitable replacement.

Several names, including Benjamin Sesko, Serhou Guirassy, and Youssef En-Nesyri, have surfaced in connection with a move to Old Trafford.

Adding to the list, Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres emerges as a potential target.

Gyokeres, joining Sporting Lisbon from Coventry City in the summer, has enjoyed a stellar start in Portugal.

With 17 goals and eight assists in 19 starts across all competitions, the 25-year-old Swede boasts an impressive record, averaging a goal nearly every 93 minutes.

United has entered the race for Gyokeres, considering his remarkable form. While his release clause is €100 million, Transfermarkt values him at €45 million.

Sporting Lisbon, leading Liga Portugal, is keen to retain the striker as they pursue the domestic title.

Although Gyokeres recently assured Sporting fans of his stay until the summer, the transfer race is expected to intensify then.

The potential cost in January makes him a realistic target for United next summer, especially with the backing of INEOS.

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