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Robert Lewandowski given warning even Arsenal are better option than Manchester United transfer

Barcelona are shaping up to be the favorites to land the Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski despite Manchester United having also been linked with his signature.

The Polish striker has been duly warned against making a move to Manchester United as he’s been advised that even Arsenal are a better option for him.

The Bayern Munich striker looks imminent to leave the Bundesliga this summer, with Barcelona the current favourites to land him. The 33-year-old has publicly confirmed his intentions to leave the Bundesliga champions, who are pursuing a deal for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.

Manchester United have also nsurprisingly ubeen linked as a possible destination for Lewandowski as new manager Erik ten Hag is scouting the market for at least one new forward this summer. Understandably as Cristiano Ronaldo is now the only natural number nine in the club’s squad following Urugauyan Edinson Cavani’s departure. 

Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has voiced his disbelief that United would be a good choice for Lewandowski. The former Blackburn and Celtic star told BBC Radio 5 Live there are much better options for the prolific striker, even elsewhere in the Premier League.

“I have seen that Lewandowski has been linked. If he doesn’t go to Barcelona, then he will go to Manchester United,” Sutton said.

“But why?! Why would he want to go to Manchester United? There are bigger and better options out there.

“Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs, at this moment in time and Arsenal are a better option, at this moment in time than Manchester United. One club seems to be stable under Arteta, I am not saying Arteta has torn up too many trees, but they are in a better position and they are better placed than Manchester United.”

A move to Old Trafford would appear unlikely given Lewandowski’s age, with United already having the 37-year-old Ronaldo on their books. The Pole’s potential move to the Nou Camp, though, could still hinge on United’s chase for Frenkie de Jong, which could provide Barcelona with some much-needed funds.