By Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline
Published: 17:05 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 17:07 GMT, 3 February 2020
Manchester United considered a late window move for Glenn Murray before ending their January search for a striker by landing Odion Ighalo.
United's attempts to bolster their frontline last week led them to weigh up the credentials of a long list of frontmen, with Brighton veteran Murray among the surprise names.
Identifying strikers who could be prised out of their clubs in the final days of the window was one of their biggest obstacles as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short-term sought cover following Marcus Rashford's back injury and an alternative type of forward to the ones he already had. Murray's situation at Brighton made him a potential candidate.
Manchester United considered a move for Brighton striker Glenn Murray on deadline day
Murray, a United fan, had received limited game time following Neal Maupay's summer arrival, starting just one