Man United boss Solskjaer refuses to rule out signing a new striker

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out the possibility of signing a new striker this summer. The Norwegian coach admits he would consider signing a striker to bring in competition for Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood to help them develop their abilities.

United sold Romelu Lukaku to Internazionale last summer and the club decided not to sign a new striker. Since the Belgian leaving Old Trafford, Rashford and Martial have stepped up, both scoring 19 goals in alle competitions and Greenwood scoring 12 goals. Despite the trio not having troubles finding the net, Solskjaer could decide to sign a new striker.

“You need competition for places at Manchester United,” Solskjaer said. “If you think you’ve got a divine right to be playing every game and are doing so well that we’re not going to look for players to replace you, you’re in the wrong place.

“I’ve been here myself for so many years as a striker and Teddy Sheringham comes in, Dwight Yorke comes in, Ruud van Nistelrooy comes in, Wayne Rooney comes in.”

“We’ve always got to look at improving, and if they don’t improve, we might have to look somewhere else to get better because we have to be better. We’re too far away from where we need to be and want to be.” United currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League, five points behind fourth placed Chelsea. On Tuesday the Red Devils travel to relegation-threatened Brighton Hove & Albion.

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