It was a bold claim recently by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal that the club don’t need a new striker.
The stats and performances this season by the Red Devils would seem to fly in the face of that. United have mustered up just the two league goals this season and one of those were an own goal by Spurs.
They fired blanks on the weekend in a 0-0 home draw against a defensive-minded Newcastle at Old Trafford and again it highlighted United’s attacking weaknesses.
Wayne Rooney who has been playing as lone striker, has courted the most criticism for having failed to find the back of the net.
In United’s 1-0 win at Aston Villa he managed to touch the ball once in the Villa box and that was near the end of the game when the Red Devils were trying to waste time.
Betting Offers – So no goals and just two shots on target from the England man and Bookmaker Bet365 have slapped a price of 13/8 on Rooney not to reach double figures this season in the Premier League.
The 0-0 draw against Newcastle also Manchester United drift out to 9/1 in the Premier League outright winner market from 11/2 and they also pushed out a huge price of 10/1 on the Red Devils signing Barcelona’s Neymar before the close of the summer transfer window.