Morgan Schneiderlin backs misfiring Manchester United front line to come good and help win the Premier League title

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Louis van Gaal has now seen his Manchester United team go for three matches without hitting the target, but midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is not concerned with the drought, and is talking up his team's chances of winning the title.

Manchester United failed to score a goal for the third consecutive match this weekend, finishing 0-0 with Crystal Palace. The disappointing result followed similar bore draws against bitter rivals City, in the Manchester derby, and Middlesbrough, in the Capital One Cup.

Manager Louis van Gaal must surely be growing increasingly concerned with the collective goal-drought, and in particular the lacklustre form of his misfiring captain and leading man, Wayne Rooney.

Rooney, who has received numerous public backings from his manager, has hit just two league goals in 10 Premier League matches this term. This is despite being fielded in his favoured central attacking role ahead of summer signing Anthony Martial, who with three league goals, already has a better hit-rate than his skipper this season.

But despite United's much publicised front-line woe, confidence within the camp appears to remain high, and midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has reassured supporters that it is only a matter of time before the Red Devils start knocking in the goals.

It's not a worry for me, as we have the players to score goals and we will score goals,” Schneiderlin told the club's website.

“Every team is going to go through a period where they don't score goals and are going to be unlucky. Sometimes it's just a matter of taking the time to make a good choice.”

"It will happen to the teams in front of us for sure. It's up to us to win games and overtake those teams."

Not only does the ex-Southampton man think it is a mere inevitability that the goals will soon begin to flood in, but Schneiderlin also claimed that United are still key players in the Premier League title race.

Despite their slight slump, the team are only four points of the very summit of the league, with Manchester City and Arsenal currently sitting pretty at the top.

“It's still early as we head into November so there are a lot of games to be played but of course we are there (in the title race),"he added.

"It doesn't matter if you are second, third, fourth or fifth in November. What matters is to be first at the end of May and win the games.”

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