Louis van Gaal’s side are struggling in front of goal this season, despite investing heavily in their attack during the summer.
Highly-rated youngsters Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial were brought into the club at great expense during the offseason, but while the latter has shown flashes of excellence, neither has demonstrated that he’s ready to lead the line for genuine title contenders.
Similarly, the struggles of Wayne Rooney—who bagged the winner against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek—have only exacerbated the problem.
United have scored two goals in their last five matches in all competitions, and they drew a blank in both of their last two Premier League matches—against Manchester City in the derby and against Crystal Palace last weekend.
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However, defender Chris Smalling is confident that the goal drought will come to an end against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.
“Tony Pulis has made them very solid and they don’t concede many goals, so we’re going to have to break them down,” the centre-back told www.manutd.com. “If we can get an early goal, I think you may see the floodgates open.”