Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says getting his forwards ‘firing’ is key to Manchester United’s chances of success this season.
United have made notable strides forward this season and currently sit second in the Premier League, whilst the Red Devils remain in contention for both the FA Cup and Europa League ahead of a clash with Real Sociedad in the latter competition tomorrow evening.
Solskjaer’s side are the leading scorers in the top-flight this season but the statistics fail to tell the full story, with several of the club’s forward options having failed to find their best goalscoring form during the current campaign.
Last season’s leading scorer Anthony Martial has netted just four goals in the league so far, whilst teenager Mason Greenwood has struggled to build on a stunning debut campaign and has just one Premier League goal.
Solskjaer has now discussed the form of his attacking options and believes getting his forwards ‘firing’ could give his side ‘another edge’ over the second half of the season.
“We have scored the most goals in the Premier League (50 from 24 games),” he said. “Our forwards haven’t scored as much as we would like. But it is a big positive. If we get them firing it would give us another edge.” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.
“The last four or five games we have not been at our best. We’re waiting for them to show what they are showing in training. They are doing well in training.
“They have the class and qualities, but their form hasn’t been the best. It will come. Getting goals from other positions is better than last season, so can we marry the two together and defend a bit better?”
United face Real Sociedad in the first leg of their last 32 tie tomorrow evening, the clash with the Spanish side to be played at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium due to travel restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic.