Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager Harry Redknapp has suggested on Kicca.com that Manchester United must sign a striker this summer.
Redknapp believes that recruiting a top striker will make Louis van Gaal’s side genuine contenders for the Premier League title in the upcoming 2015-16 campaign.
“If Manchester United signed a top-class striker then I think they’d be serious contenders for the title,” the 68-year-old wrote on Kicca.com.
“Wilson is very good but won’t, I imagine, be able to carry them up front next season so I reckon Van Gaal will be looking for a top striker and if he gets one then they’ve got a real chance,” added the former Queens Park Rangers boss.
Do Manchester United need to sign a striker?
United have three recognised strikers in the squad at the moment: captain Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez (who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid) and James Wilson.
Summer signing from PSV, Memphis Depay, is classed as a forward, but he is more of a winger than a striker.
With Robin van Persie sold and Rademel Falcao not signed on a permanent contract, the Red Devils do need at least one top-class striker.
The problem is that there are not too many world-class strikers available this summer, which means that United may have to settle for a ‘B category’ player.