Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a goalscorer and time is running out to sign a striker this month.
The January transfer window deadline is set for Friday 11pm and Man Utd should be doing their utmost to sign a frontman before it’s too late.
It’s hard to see where the goals will come from between now and the end of the season, with Marcus Rashford ruled out with a long-term injury.
Anthony Martial is too inconsistent — some weeks unplayable, other weeks he looks disinterested.
And it’s too early to expect a constant spree of goals from Mason Greenwood, and Solskjaer has already shown a lot of faith in the youngster by giving him plenty of minutes in the first team this season.
That will stand to Greenwood but he’s at a point now of gaining experience and shouldn’t be relied upon to be winning games on his own just yet.
The manager spoke to the press after tonight’s 1-0 win over Man City (losing the Carabao Cup semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate), and described the type of striker he’d like to sign when asked if United would make any loan moves this week, as reported by Manchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst.
Solskjaer asked about possibility of getting a striker in on loan: 'I'm not sure, we need more goals. Says they need a goalscorer 'who wants to break their nose or toes' to get goals. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) January 29, 2020
Not only does he suggest United could sign another player — after Bruno Fernandes, Solskjaer says he’d like a frontman ‘who wants to break their nose or toes’ to score goals. If he wasn’t injured right now and recovering from surgery (via talkSPORT), I’d suggest Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa as a decent emergency buy.
No-one comes to mind but United need to send feelers out to see who they could get in before the deadline.
A busy week at Old Trafford with Bruno Fernandes’ imminent arrival.