Speaking after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with West Ham United, Louis van Gaal has admitted that former Liverpool frontman Luis Suarez and Manchester City hitman Sergio Aguero could solve his side’s scoring problems.
The Red Devils’ impotence up front has been a theme of their season so far, with Wayne Rooney appearing lethargic and uninspired and the young pair of Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay failing to impress.
Both young forward arrived at great expense during the summer and while they’ve demonstrated their class in patches, they’re yet to convince that they can truly lead the line for the title contenders.
United had bagged fewer goals than all of their fellow contenders at the top of the table, and van Gaal was forced to admit after today’s match—a miserable 0-0 draw with West Ham United—that a world-class striker such as Luis Suarez or Sergio Aguero would be able to succeed where Martial and Memphis are currently failing.
“The question is shall Suarez score here or shall Aguero score here? It’s also a question mark. You never know. I think they would,” van Gaal began, speaking to the press after the match, as per the Manchester Evening News.
“It’s dependable on how many chances he would get. In my team a lot of players get the chances, not always the fixed player.
“My opinion about scoring goals is not only composure but also a lot of luck so I am not so worried but we have to pass over this period because it is too long that we don’t score otherwise we would be first in the league.”
United were linked with various elite strikers during the summer, and once again, reports linking Paris Saint-Germain frontman Edinson Cavani with a move to Old Trafford have emerged.
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According to L’Equipe [via ESPN], PSG have alerted United that Cavani is available if the Red Devils can meet their valuation of £32 million.
Is Cavani—who has nine goals in 15 games so far this season—the kind of elite player that could make a difference to the Red Devils’ fortunes in front of goal?