Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges Manchester United strikers to get firing again
Remove the turkey shoot against Southampton and United’s frontmen have scored just once in our last six games in all competitions. While Edinson Cavani has added depth and has chipped in with important goals, he is far from the infallible scorer that he was in his prime.
The same can be said for Anthony Martial, who led the line with aplomb last season. The 25-year-old has failed to replicate the same form and has struggled this season.
Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood can also play up front, but their usual efficiency has been absent in the Premier League this season. In fact, all four aforementioned players have put up a combined 17 goals in the league this season.
To put matters into perspective, Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah has scored as much as our quartet. A pretty significant observation given that we are the Premier League’s top scorers right now.
“We are the top scorers in the league, but our forwards have not scored as much as we would have liked.”
Solskjaer believes a return to form of his frontmen will give the team a major boost in the second half of the season. Such an outcome would be a deja vu of last season where the front three of Rashford, Martial and Greenwood exploded post lockdown.
“As we go into the final stretch of the season because if we can get them firing again it will give us another edge in our game.”
The Norwegian admits that his strikers have been working hard in training. Hopefully, all that effort will pay off and they start scoring sooner than later.
“They are working hard. Maybe the form is not the best but that will come, that is the positive thing.”
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While the frontline has been found wanting, the midfield has stepped up. The likes of Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay have stepped up and reduced the team’s issues multifold.
With the season set to enter the business end, all parts of Solskjaer’s system will start to fire, giving us a better shot at success.