Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again highlighted his importance to Manchester United with his late penalty against Everton.
There is a growing anxiety, however, that the Swede will grow frustrated with the Red Devils languishing in sixth place and failing to compete for the title.
The 35-year-old is yet to sign a contract extension, his current deal expiring at the end of the season.
United’s priority this summer is expected to be signing an attacking midfielder, but Jose Mourinho could also find himself in need of a new striker if Zlatan doesn’t commit.
Don Balon claim that the club have identified Robert Lewandowski as a possible replacement, though the question has to be asked whether the Bayern Munich star would be willing to give up Champions League football to move to Old Trafford.
United have dropped four points from their last two games, a run which is going to make it very difficult for them to make it into the top four.
Just as worryingly, it’s also bound to have an effect on their pursuit of top players.