Man United have made a torrid start to their new season under Solskjaer as they have managed to pick up only nine points from their first 8 league matches. And with each passing game, things are looking even more tough for the Norwegian manager.
While the board have been strongly backing their boss but the performances on the pitch have failed to win over the fans. And according to former Man United player Clayton Blackmore, the club need a target man upfront.
According to Blackmore, the club needs to bring back Zlatan Ibrahimovic or make an audacious move for Robert Lewandowski during the January transfer window.
He said in The Mirror(as reported by Goal): “We’re lacking a target man and the only thing that is going to save us this season is Ibrahimovic.
“He has thrown his name in the hat and he’s probably the best target man you can have.
“He’s 6ft 5in, he’s a black belt and he fancies his chances against anybody.
“He’s still scoring goals, too. We have got rid of so many good strikers – (Wayne) Rooney went, (Robin) van Persie went, loads of them.
“These players have gone but they haven’t been replaced. Bringing Ibrahimovic in is a no-brainer. He doesn’t run, but he doesn’t need to because he is that good.
“There are not many players who can jog around the pitch and control the game, but, when he was here before, we won trophies with him, when he was fit.
“We should try and get him in January or whenever we can because he can lead the line.
“Getting (Robert) Lewandowski would be perfect, too. That’s obviously a big ask, but he’s also the kind of player the club needs. Yes, he’s a bit older, but he’s the kind of player that can help the kids.
“If we played someone up front alongside him, then the goals will come, I’ve no doubt about that.”
Gary Neville too had said a few weeks ago that the Class of 92 had a number of senior players to lend support which was one of the main reasons why Man United were able to win the Premier League back then.
And we feel that Solskjaer too needs to understand this and bring in some high profile players at the start of next year.