Ralf Rangnick has warned Manchester United that they have to recruit two “modern” strikers to ease the stress on Cristiano Ronaldo’s aim.
The Portuguese ahead has discovered the online 24 occasions in all competitions this season after getting back from Juventus, whereas Bruno Fernandes is the one different participant within the squad to have reached double figures.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have scored 5 objectives every, whereas the workforce’s third aim scorer, Mason Greenwood with six, has been suspended from the membership’s actions since January.
And the outgoing interim supervisor Rangnick has stated that United want extra versatile strikers to contribute objectives and assists, pointing to Man City and Liverpool’s riches on strikers for example to observe.
“Cristiano is not a central striker or does not want to play in that position,” he stated. “It is obvious that the club needs at least two new strikers who give this team more quality and more options. I would not even call it out.
“Two strikers and fashionable strikers, who don’t essentially should be exterior. If you have a look at worldwide soccer, not many high groups nonetheless play with two strikers. Most play with both three strikers or a false 9.”
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Rangnick added: “If you have a look at Liverpool and Manchester City … they’ve 5 or 6 top-class strikers of their squad.
“Gabriel Jesus, until four weeks ago, barely played [for City]. Now he plays regularly again. You look at the number of players they have and if you ask me does he play as a central striker or outside? Is Jack Grealish an outsider or a striker?
“They are all strikers and might play in completely different positions. They also can swap, they’ll rotate.
“We don’t have that many players of that kind.”