Why Man Utd fans should not be worried about goals as Alexis Sanchez nears exit
United have seen a mass exodus of players this summer, with much of the ‘prospects’ who never quite made it finally shipped out.
Many of those were attackers, including the likes of James Wilson and Zak Dearnley.
United could be losing another attacker shortly though, with Alexis Sanchez reportedly nearing a move to the Serie A.
Sanchez is thought to be keen on a move to Italy, having previously been linked to Roma.
And with the 30-year-old looking increasingly likely to make the move, United’s bare bones attack looks to be increasingly weakening.
Or is it?
With Sanchez leaving, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left with six attacking players in his first-team squad.
They are: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Daniel James and Mason Greenwood.
Rashford showed he will have no problems leading the line this season as he buried two against Chelsea last week.
He has also reportedly been undertaking one-to-one striking drills with Solskjaer himself to improve his prowess up front.
Anthony Martial will be needed on the left-wing week in week out, but he is a more than able deputy for Rashford.
17-year-old Mason Greenwood can also play back-up, and showed he knows where the back of the goal is in pre-season.
Jesse Lingard always pops up with a crucial goal, while Juan Mata has been known to the same – or at the very least, create one.
Daniel James, the man who Ryan Giggs has described as the “fastest player” he’s ever seen, and he scored on his debut? What is there to worry about eh?