One of Manchester United’s biggest needs ahead of the January transfer window should be to add attacking reinforcements. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window, but didn’t sign any replacements.
However, it’s not an extremely urgent need due to the team’s recent form. After a slow start to the season, The Red Devils appear to be rounding into form in the final meters. Sure, adding depth could be useful. But it’s not an urgent matter as it was only a few weeks ago.
One the reasons has been the impressive play of three attackers in particular. We are talking about Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. We don’t include Daniel James since he can’t play as a number nine, something these three players can do with relative ease.
Let’s take a look at what either of these three players has done during the current 2019-20 season.
Analyzing Rashford, Martial and Greenwood this season
Rashford has been the most productive of the three. In fact, we could say the 22-year-old has been Manchester United’s best player so far. The England international has nine goals and three assists in 17 competitive matches, stepping up every time things get tougher for The Red Devils.
Martial has dealt with a fair share of injuries this season and, as such, the Frenchman has been limited to only 10competitive appearances. The 23-year-old has made the most of them, though. Martial has five goals and three assists during that span. United have lost just twice in 10 times Martial has been on the pitch.
Greenwood is the younger of the three, and he is the latest Academy graduate to make an impact in the senior squad. Greenwood has not played much during the season but has made most of his damage in the UEFA Europa League, where he has two goals in three starts. He has three goals in four starts, but has not found the back of the net in nine substitute outings at the Premier League level.
United might not have someone like Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero or Jaime Vardy on their current squad. However, the future of the team is undoubtedly bright with these three under-25 promising strikers leading the frontline for the foreseeable future.