Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has made it clear that he needs additional strikers to allow the team to evolve further.
Ten Hag spoke to the press ahead of tomorrow’s game against Fulham and made an impassioned plea to United’s owners about the need for additional bodies in the future.
United are extremely light going forward, which has been an obvious problem all season. This has been exacerbated by injuries to Antony, Anthony Martial and illnesses to Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
Even when Ronaldo is around, his performances leave a lot to be desired, hence United’s desperate need for more strikers.
When asked if the team had progressed to his satisfaction since he arrived, Ten Hag was quick to point out that the front line is the area that most needs improvement.
He said: “The front line is a concern. We have to improve in the attacking third”.
“We need numbers. We have a lot of games and you need to rotate otherwise you run the risk of not keeping players fresh, available and playing at the highest level. It is clear that we need high-level players on the front line.”
When asked if this could be achieved by dipping into the market, the Dutch boss responded by saying: “Both [preserve existing players as well as buy in the market].”
In recent weeks, the Red Devils have been linked to a multitude of forwards.
United are said to be interested in Juventus ace Dusan Vlahovic, with the Turin giants in crisis.
Other alternatives that have come to the fore are the star of Atlético de Madrid and Portugal, Joao Félix, and the boy prodigy of Borussia Dortmund, Youssofa Moukoko.
All this would represent credible solutions to the problems of the team in attack.
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