Desperate times call for desperate measures and apparently Louis van Gaal is willing to make those bold moves, as reports surface that Manchester United are planning a gargantuan A?51 million bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Polish striker has been on song for Bayern Munich this season, taking the Bavarians to an eight point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, with 15 league goals already, in the half way stage of the.

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Hoping to solve some of their problems up front, vice chairman Ed Woodward is set to launch a massive A?51 million bid to land the hottest striker in Europe, according to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo.

Move for Riyad Mahrez on the cards too

Along with striker Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez is one of the players grabbing all the limelight at surprise Premier League table toppers Leicester City. The 24-year-old Algerian has dazzled the top flight of English football with his sublime skills and ability to read the game.

This seems to have prompted the bosses at Manchester United to try and get him to Old Trafford. According to The Independent, Manchester United are considering a bid in the region of A?29 million for Mahrez.

Lack of goals making Manchester United a desperate bunch

The entire Manchester United squad have managed to find the net 22 times in the league this season. On the other hand, Mahrez has been involved in 20 goals alone, scoring 13 times, and assisting seven more. Lewandowski has also been on fine form, scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga so far. While these additions can open the goals floodgates at Old Trafford, the Red Devils also need to be careful that the players’ form and style of play do not change with their transfer to the historic club.