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Roy Keane described possible Manchester United transfer target Robert Lewandowski as “world class”. The Bayern Munich forward announced he was looking for a new challenge after a trophy laden seven years with the Bavarians. Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer, a move fans of the Signal Iduna Park side are still heartbroken about, he has won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, the Champions League and three German cups. 

 And former United captain Keane is a huge admirer of the Polish talisman.

“Lewandowski is “World class. Up there with the greatest strikers, and his stats will tell you that,” said Keane.

“He’s obviously their dangerman. But after him, I think the rest of the Polish team are pretty average.”

While Lewandowski is not getting any younger, his goalscoring record for Bayern continues to be on an upward trajectory.

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Lewandowski has begun the new season in spectacular fashion, hammering home five goals in three games for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

He has carried on his remarkable goalscoring record from last season where his 41 goals broke the late Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season.

He has finished as the Bundesliga top goal-scorer in six out of seven seasons for Bayern, hammering home an astounding 301 goals in all competitions for Bayern.

However, with Lewandowski announcing his desire to join a new club, United could be waiting in the wings, should Bayern decide to sell the Poland captain. 

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And it is not the first time he has been linked with The Red Devils, with the Pole claiming Sir Alex Ferguson held discussions over a possible move in 2011.

“After my second year in Dortmund, I had a conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson,” Lewandowski told The Guardian. in December 2020.

“He wanted me to come to Manchester. I was very interested.I can even say I was ready.

“But Dortmund didn’t want to let me go. It didn’t upset me more than that because things were going well with Borussia.”

Ian Wright was also extremely complimentary to the striker who will be leading his country out against England in the Stadion Narodowy.

Gareth Southgate’s side beat Poland 2-1 at Wembley; however, Wright feels Lewandowski’s presence makes the Poles a completely different opposition.

When asked whether Lewandowski would’ve won the Ballon D’Or in 2020 if it was not cancelled Wright said: “Without a doubt.”

“He’s one of those players who as they get older, they get better.

“He looks after himself, he’ll be even more hungry for goals, he’s easily one of the best number nines in the world by far.

“It’s going to be interesting to see how they {England} deal with him this time.”

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