The Red Devils are interested in signing the 33 year old Poland international after another impressive season for Bayern Munich which saw him score 50 goals and provide 7 assists in 46 appearances in all competitions.
While Barcelona are keen on signing the Poland international, the Spanish side can’t currently afford the 33 year old due to their financial difficulties.
Barcelona must first sell some top earners before signing Robert Lewandowski.
While on international duty with Poland, Robert Lewandowski stated he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer with just one year left on his contract.
He said: “My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club anymore.
“Bayern’s a serious club and I believe they won’t keep me, I don’t want to play there anymore. A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me.”
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic recently said that the German champions would not allow the Poland international to leave Allianz Arena this summer under any circumstances.
He told Sky Germany: “I would not accept it. We have the best player in the world and we want him to stay here.
“We are proud of him and we are very fond of him. We haven’t negotiated with him yet, but we will.
“Lewandowski leaving this summer is not an option. He has a contract until 2023.
“We will have some talks soon and we will see how they develop and how to act afterwards. We want him to stay.”
Since warning Robert Lewandowski that he won’t be allowed to leave, Salihamidzic has now released another statement addressing the striker’s future amid interest from Manchester United.
Salihamidzic told journalist Christian Falk: “He has a contract until 2023 and we’re very happy that he’s here.
“I think things will get calmer now. We discussed about his public statements and that we should all calm down.”