Manchester United lack 20-goal-a-season striker says Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal claims he doesn’t have a prolific forward at Old Trafford this season

Manchester United lack 20-goal-a-season striker says Van Gaal

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February 28th, 2015

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Manchester United’s season is threatening to be another underwhelming one, with the Red Devils’ defeat at Swansea last weekend meaning they are in the mix when it comes to fighting for a top four spot.

Indeed, United have drawn criticism for their style of play this term under Louis van Gaal, although the Dutchman claims that a lack of firepower hasn’t helped his team.

Incredibly, Van Gaal has gone as far as to claim the club are without a striker that can score twenty goals per season despite Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie on the books at Old Trafford.

When asked if Chelsea and Manchester City have the edge because of their world-class strikers, the manager said: “It is true because I cannot deny it – Robin van Persie cannot deny it, Falcao cannot deny it and Rooney is not playing there much any more. We cannot deny that, at this moment, we don’t have a striker who scores 20 goals in the season.

“This does not tell [us] anything about next year. They could be having an unlucky year and I have to decide, with my staff, if it is [this] or other aspects.”

Many United fans will be wondering why Falcao was brought in for ridiculous wages if the Colombian doesn’t have the capacity to score twenty or more goals per season, with Wayne Rooney spending much of this season in a midfield position he claimed to hate while Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

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