When asked about what kind of forwards he believes Man United needs to buy in the summer to compete at the top of the Premier League next season, Ralf Rangnick said: “Strikers. Modern strikers do not necessarily have to be wingers.
“If you look to Liverpool or Manchester City and look at their strikers, they have five or six top-class strikers. Gabriel Jesus, until four or five weeks ago, he hardly played.
“Now he is playing again regularly and if you look at the number of players they have and ask me if Gabriel Jesus is a central striker or a winger, is Grealish a central striker or a winger, they are all strikers who can play in different positions, they can also switch and they can rotate.
“That kind of players, we don’t have that many. Mason Greenwood would have been one of those players who regularly played but then after the West Ham game, he was no longer part of the squad.
“Martial was on loan at Sevilla, Edinson Cavani was injured most of the time so we didn’t have that many alternatives up front.”
Erik ten Hag is likely to sign a striker for his United side next season, but Rangnick has insisted in the past that the Red Devils need at least 2-3 new forwards next season.