Manchester United tipped to make shock move for Newcastle United star - and Magpies transfer target

The Magpies are keen to add to their attacking ranks, rather than allowing any existing forwards to leave this summer.

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Former Rangers and Scotland striker Ally McCoist believes Manchester United should consider moves for two players with Newcastle United connections to solve their attacking woes.

The Red Devils have endured a challenging start to life under former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag and will head into Monday’s home game against Liverpool without a point to their name.

Ten Hag’s reign got underway with a poor display in a home defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion and that was followed by a calamitous performance in a 4-0 reverse at Brentford on Saturday evening.

The Dutch boss has already added Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez to his newly-inherited squad at a cost of around £65million and is now keen to enhance his attacking options.

An injury to Anthony Martial has left the French forward to watch on from the sidelines and wingers Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have struggled to make an impact during the first two games of the campaign.

The future of Cristiano Ronaldo has been a constant source of speculation over the summer as the Portuguese star is reportedly hoping to secure a move to a club competing in this season’s Champions League.

A number of strikers have been linked with a move to the 13-time Premier League champions and McCoist has stated current Newcastle star Callum Wilson and former Magpie Ivan Toney should be on their radar.

When discussing possible alternative targets for Ten Hag, the Rangers legend told talkSPORT: “There is a massive amount of quality around the league.

“Ivan Toney is certainly one of them. Another that I like – I know he’s had his injuries – but it is Callum Wilson up at Newcastle. I think he’s different class.”