Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has struggled for regular match action and has been linked with a move to the MLS.
Starsport understands United have turned to Morata after accepting defeat in their pursuit of Everton sensation Lukaku.
Lukaku was Jose Mourinho’s preferred choice to replace Ibrahimovic.
But Meulensteen, who had a stint as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager, says Morata is a better bet for United.
“Morata is a good striker but he’s in a situation where he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time”
“Obviously, Lukaku knows the Premier League and has played in the Premier League for many years,” said Meulensteen who was speaking exclusively to 888sport. “He has plenty of power but I’m not too sure he has the kind of DNA that we’d like to see at Manchester United.
“Morata is a good striker but he’s in a situation where he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I like him though: he is mobile, agile, and creates chances.
“The same can be said of Belotti but both would be coming from abroad and would have to adapt to the Premier League which we all know is difficult.