Manchester United gaffer Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has admitted that the club has a problem. Game after game, the fans were left disappointed. With the latest result at Newcastle United, the manager has admitted there are problems.
The Magpies sit second bottom at the log but there were real concerns ahead of the game, and United proved their detractors right by losing the game comfortably. The draw at Den Haag saw OGS claim he was pleased with the result despite no shot on target from the Red Devils. Even with the loss at West Ham, he was yet positive but following the poor run at St James Park, he knows a Top Four spot might prove elusive this term.
This is Manchester United’s worst start to a season in 30 years – no victories in 11 straight away fixtures. One thing is evident the club needs a prolific goalscorer. There are strong indications that United would move for Juventus star Mario Mandzukic or Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson when the winter window opens. Other names mentioned include Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and John McGinn.
Bobby Jenks claims Sir Alex Ferguson was surprised that the club had not made a move for a top Scottish youngster in McGinn. He was identified by Jenks last year but he agreed to a move to Aston Villa. Ferguson reportedly approached United to sign the player but the move did not happen. Villa are now demanding 50 million pounds for the player. For now United are just watching the situation to see how he stabilizes at the top level, with Ferguson wondering how they let the Scottish talent slip in the first place.
OGS has confirmed that United would recruit in January as they look to improve their luck upfront. Marcus Rashford has not grown to be the man expected, and Anthony Martial has been sidelined for long.
For now United play hosts to arch rivals Liverpool and then go away to Norwich city next in the Premier League.