Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince has suggested that the in-form Danny Ings could be a replacement for Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford.
Ings has been in terrific goalscoring form this season, finding the net 16 times as he’s displayed form that could put him in contention for England’s Euro 2020 squad.
A back injury to Rashford, as well as the current absence of Three Lions skipper Harry Kane and international retirement of Jamie Vardy has furthered Ings’ cause, and his name came up when Ince was discussing United’s potential striker tagets.
“United have to consider who’s actually going to be available,” Ince told Paddy Power.
“Who in their right mind as a manager wants to give up a prolific goalscorer in January? There’s not that much available.
“For me, Edinson Cavani is the ideal choice, if he even wants to come to England . If United can get hold of him, then they should go for it.
“He’s going to be big money and he’s the wrong side of 30 which is a bit worrying, but I’m not sure United are in the place to be picky at the moment.”
But after recommending Cavani, it wasn’t long before Ince moved onto Ings.
“Someone like Danny Ings would also be a great shout, he’s scoring goals for fun at the moment,” he added.
“Obviously, Southampton fans won’t want to hear that, but if you want someone who’s in form and scoring goals, Ings could be a good, proven choice.
“The thing is, whoever United go to now they’re going to be ripped off – they reek of desperation because of Rashford’s injury.
“Top four was already tough, whether Rashford was playing or not. It’s obviously just gotten a whole lot harder.
“Without signing someone to score goals this window, they’ll struggle, but if they sign Cavani I fancy them to get in the top four – that’s for sure.”