Alexis Sanchez Man United Solskjaer
Alexis Sanchez Man United

Man United kicked off the 2019-20 Premier League season with a thumping 4-0 win vs Chelsea and it looked like the plans of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were starting to take shape.

But since then, the Old Trafford outfit have managed to pick up only one more win in the league thereby falling behind the other top-six clubs.

And many believe this has primarily been due to the fact that the club failed to bring in a new striker during the summer.

Solskjaer allowed the sale of Romelu Lukaku while Alexis Sanchez was sent out on loan meaning there was a gaping hole in the front line. And while the club were linked to a number of strikers but eventually, they failed to bring in any new forwards.

But Solskjaer is making no secrets regarding his plans for the upcoming transfer window as the Norwegian has made it clear that the club intends to bring in replacements for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

“We let Alexis and Romelu go, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that it’s forward that next time we’re going to recruit,” Solskjaer said(as quoted by Goal).

“We’re looking for some creativity and goals. There’s no point getting players in that you’re not 100 per cent sure about. When you get players in, you need the right ones that are going to stay here for a longer period and that’s the long-term thinking we have to show.

“I cannot think, ‘I need a player because this is my reputation’. No, it’s the club. There were strikers [available in the off-season], but they weren’t the ones we wanted. We couldn’t get the one we wanted.

“It was time for Rom to go. He knows that. He didn’t want to be here. What is the point in having players that don’t want to be here?

“We need to score more goals, definitely, and that’s what I’ve said here. We’re working on improving relationships, the patterns, the understanding and we’ve started in one end with the foundation, we’ve done great defensively, but we’re not happy with the return going forward.

“You wouldn’t mind scoring a few goals on set-plays and from midfield, of course. I think the forwards are always going to give us goals, so of course, we both expect and hope they’re going to come.”

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