Jamie Carragher reckons Manchester United’s struggles in front of goal will cost them a place in the top four.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have made their worst start to a season in over 30 years, and currently sit in 15th place in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to East Anglia to face Norwich City tomorrow.
United’s decision to allow attackers Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave Old Trafford for Inter Milan this summer without signing replacements, in hindsight, looks like a poor one. Solskjaer’s side have failed to find the net more then once in a game since the opening day win over Chelsea, and have generally looked devoid of any creativity or conviction in the final third.
“I think they’ll get better, of course they will,” Carragher said on Sky Sports Friday Night Football.
Lukaku has scored five league goals this season and #mufc have scored nine. They scouted 804 right-backs but couldn’t identify a reliable goalscorer to replace Lukaku…
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“The position they are in the table, they won’t end up there, they’ll get better, of course, but I don’t think they’ll get top four.
“There’s talk about Leicester getting top six and you’re not quite sure who’s going to miss out, but certainly United are one of the big candidates of the top six to miss out with Leicester going strong.
“Seeing Manchester United in the next couple of games against Norwich and Bournemouth, they’re tests for Manchester United, are they good enough to go and open those teams up?
“They have a massive problem, they cannot score more than one goal in a game, that is a massive problem for them going forward.”