Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United desperately need to add creative and fast attackers to their squad this summer.
United have only scored 46 goals in 37 Premier League games this campaign, putting them 24 goals below top scorers Manchester City, in a campaign which has seen United draw blanks far too often.
He refused to consider the club needed to improve in their defensive organisation even though 21 of the 52 goals conceded this season have come from set-pieces.
Speaking in his press conference on Friday, he admitted the issue up front has been a long-term concern.
“I can say what we have to improve still,” he said.
“I don’t think we have to improve much in our defensive organisation because we are doing well.
“We have to score more in our attacking organisation which is something I have said at the start of this season.
“We need creative, fast players in attack. It is still what I have said at that time and we have to change that and that is very important.”
Van Gaal has reiterated many times during the summer transfer window he was after attackers with pace to replace Angel Di Maria. United were heavily linked with Neymar and Pedro Rodriguez but the Brazilian opted to stay at the Nou Camp while the Spaniard made the move to Chelsea instead.
Anthony Martial is the only player in the squad to have reached double-figures in terms of top-flight goals this season and to having to rely solely on a 20-year-old in his debut season in England isn’t conducive to winning multiple trophies is it.
United face Bournemouth on Sunday knowing that even a victory might not be enough to secure Champions League football next season. Man City must lose to Swansea on the final day of the Premier League for a chance of qualify and to ensure they can attract the best attacking players next campaign.