Solskjaer aims to bolster his attacking options in January

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try to recruit a new forward as soon as the transfer window reopens in January

    Although the Red Devils splashed out around £140million on reinforcements in the summer, the majority of the cash went on defensive acquisitions of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    At the same time, the Premier League giants allowed two of their most experienced forwards to leave Old Trafford, with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez both departing for the Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

    Without finding viable replacements for their former outcasts, and with the injuries of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Solskjaer has left short of reliable attacking options.

    Well aware of a worrying shortage of firepower in his offense, the Norwegian has admitted that his next acquisition is going to be a goalscorer.

    “We let Alexis and Romelu go, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that it’s a forward that next time we’re going to recruit – we’re looking for some creativity and goals,” he told The Guardian.

    “There were strikers, but they weren’t the ones we wanted. If we had the right one, we would have.”

    Since thrashing Chelsea 4-0 on home turf in the Premier League curtain-raiser, the Red Devils have netted just four goals in the subsequent five league outings.

    The Red Devils entertain Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday for the final game of the Premier League Matchday 7, and Solskjaer will be desperate to see his side improving in the final third.

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