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Louis van Gaal looking at January options to improve attack

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal is well aware of Manchester United’s problems with goalscoring this season and is looking at what options are available in January.

Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney got on the score-sheet against Swansea at the weekend but it was our first win in nine games, a barren run which has been embodied by Man United’s impotence in attack.

Although it is notoriously difficult to sign top quality players in the January transfer window, United’s problems this season with goals could see us make a move in the market.

“That is our problem,” van Gaal said about goalscoring.

“When you analyse most matches we were the dominating team, but we didn’t score.

“How many players have had the chances to score and why they didn’t score? You cannot always explain that.

“We are looking always for solutions in the team. Also, for this moment, but we still have a good team and we can still score goals.”

The problem is that during January players aren’t available and if they are, then they will cost an arm and a leg to prise from their respective teams.

For example, the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Sadio Mane would most likely be two names on our watch-list given they are Premier League proven. While the latter could prove an easier negotiation, trying to get Lukaku away from Everton would be an almost impossible task.

There’s no denying the fact we need some re-enforcements and the squad isn’t strong enough yet but as clubs know we have cash, we’d be in a weak negotiation position which could see us pay even more over the odds in a transfer window which is notorious for already inflated prices.

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