Robert Lewandowski has continually been linked with a move to Manchester United after helping Borussia Dortmund win consecutive league titles, but does Sir Alex Ferguson really need the striker at Old Trafford?

The 24-year-old was the top scorer in Germany last season with 30 goals in all competitions as he helped Dortmund complete an impressive league and cup double.

Robert Lewandowski
Could Lewandowski leave Dortmund for Manchester United [Reuters]

Lewandowski managed to fire 22 league goals, while his hat-trick in the German Cup final helped Dortmund defeat Bayern Munich in front of the watchful eyes of Ferguson.

Over the summer Lewandowski scored the first goal of Euro 2012 and was voted the man of the match against Greece. However, he failed to find the back of the net in the following two games and this season has been a touch out of form with two goals in six league games.

Handed the opportunity to once again catch the eye of the Premier League's elite, Lewandowski demonstrated his deft touch, power in the air and a decent turn of pace when needed. However, he failed to trouble Joe Hart and his one effort actually went so wide it ended up being a throw-in for England.

The striker is well aware of interest from United and has stated that he would one day like to test himself by playing in the Premier League.

"I haven't had the chance to play in England but, maybe, one day," said Lewandowski. "What I like about British football is that it is fast and hard. For sure it would be interesting but there's no straight answer for the moment."

But do United really need another forward? Ferguson can call upon Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck this season as he looks to make sure that the league title is not cruelly lost on goal difference.

Van Persie has instantly been a hit with five league goals, but Rooney has been asked to drop deeper and Welbeck and Hernandez have managed to score just one goal between them.

There have been question marks over the future of Hernandez in the press and Welbeck is yet to reach double figures in league goals.

Lewandowski would present a different option for Ferguson as he has a physically commanding presence much in the same mould of Edin Dzeko. The Manchester City striker has never managed to become a regular starter but scored 19 goals last season, while this year he has four goals in just seven appearances.

United also have Shjinji Kagawa in their ranks, the man that helped Lewandowski become such a prolific scorer in Germany. Should Rooney continue to impress in a deeper role then Ferguson may well continue to check on the Polish striker and it would be no surprise should he follow the Japan international to Old Trafford.