Manchester United were tipped to sign Lacazette from Lyon back in the summer with Arsenal ultimately forking out a huge £52million to bring the France international to the Emirates stadium. Big things were expected of the forward with many Arsenal fans believing the club had finally struck gold, signing a striker better than Olivier Giroud and worthy of leading Arsene Wenger's attack. United, in the end, decided to place their faith in Romelu Lukaku instead, splashing out £75million to prise the striker away from Everton. Their decision to do so has been justified with the Belgium international plundering 22 goals across all competitions, 13 more than Lacazette who has managed just nine strikes from 27 appearances for Arsenal so far. And the Manchester Evening News say United chose not to sign Lacazette over Lukaku for a number of reasons. Among them was the striker's penalty record.