United’s problems in attack have been well documented this season and Dembélé could be the long-term answer.
The Red Devils failed to draft in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku last summer after agreeing to sell the Belgian to Inter Milan.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt that Marcus Rashford was capable of leading the line on a regular basis but he had little in reserve.
Rashford did step up, scoring 14 league goals in 22 appearances, but the England star could be sidelined for the rest of the season with a back injury.
His last outing came in the 4-0 victory over Norwich on January 11 and reports suggest he could even miss Euro 2020.
Anthony Martial has deputised in Rashford’s absence, scoring in each of his last three outings across all competitions, while teenager Mason Greenwood has offered support.