Manchester United had been compelled to huff and puff on their technique to a nail-biting 1-0 win over Premier League newcomers Luton City this weekend.
Regardless of having many of the ball, there was once more profligacy from the forwards, with Marcus Rashford, Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho responsible of squandering golden alternatives.
United could have climbed to sixth within the Premier League, however their goalscoring document thus far is abysmal and they’re solely the thirteenth prime scorer within the league.
United’s attacking woes
The Danish striker, who’s presently injured, has set the Champions League on hearth however is but to open his account within the Premier League, whereas final season’s prime scorer Rashford has managed only one aim this time period.
It’s clear that United have to strengthen in January, however given the summer time spending, not a lot is anticipated in the way in which of a switch pot, with most of the prime gamers not leaving till the summer time.
There have been hyperlinks with veteran striker Mehdi Taremi and based on Calciomercato, Lecce striker Nikola Krstovic has now emerged as a shock January goal.
The Montenegrin has impressed since his summer time arrival in Serie A, scoring 4 instances within the competitors, with Inter Milan additionally linked with the striker.
The 23-year-old scored 26 targets for Slovakian facet DAC Dunajská Streda final season, prompting Lecce to pay €3.90 million for his companies in the summertime.
“The Nerazzurri are able to assault the market within the subsequent winter session. One of many primary targets seems to be Lecce’s Nikola Krstovic, who’s impressing together with his physicality and expertise with the ball.
Nikola Krstovic, an unlikely goal for January
“The striker was purchased from Slovak membership Dunajska Streda for 4 million euros final summer time, which allowed him to land in Nerazzurri Milan for a comparatively modest payment, most likely round 10 million.
“The Montenegrin additionally appears to have entered the minds of some Premier League golf equipment, each for January and for the summer time. For instance, Manchester United are searching for an affordable striker to complete the season and Krstovic may very well be an choice.”
Ten Hag had wished to accompany Hojlund with an skilled hitman this summer time in order that he might be taught from a senior professional and it might additionally scale back the burden on his shoulders.
Krstovic looks like a left-field decide and would not make a lot sense given Hojlund’s younger age and the truth that the membership will doubtless signal a much bigger title subsequent summer time.