Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has no plans to sign another striker this summer to replace the recently departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swedish frontman’s recent move to LA Galaxy means that United only really have one out-and-out number nine, in Romelu Lukaku.
However, Mourinho has revealed that he plans to use any of Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez or Marcus Rashford through the middle as central strikers in the case that Lukaku is unavailable.
“We have Lukaku and Marcus as No 9s,”
“Of course Marcus can play right and left but Marcus is a striker.
“So, Lukaku and Rashford, Alexis [Sanchez] can play as a striker, [Anthony] Martial can play as a striker.
“Without having a replica of Lukaku, we have three more players who can play as a No 9.
“If we don’t have Lukaku for different reasons, we can change a system and play with a two.
“We can give more mobility to, for example, Marcus and Martial together, Marcus and Alexis together, so we are not going to go for another No 9.” Mourinho said.
United’s Portuguese coach is thought to have prioritised strengthening his central defensive and midfield options during the summer transfer market.