Louis van Gaal has insisted that Manchester United do not need to buy a forward despite their early-season troubles in front of goal.
The Dutchman is being put under pressure to go into the transfer market before the window closes to address the team’s lack of strikers.
Wayne Rooney has not scored in his last 10 games for the Red Devils, although he did have a goal controversially ruled out for offside in yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle United.
Asked after the match whether the goalless stalemate meant that he needed to sign more forwards, Van Gaal told reporters: “No, because we were three times the best team. My worry is that we have to dominate the opponent and we did it today, we did it against Aston Villa, Tottenham and (Club) Brugge.
“I am satisfied with the performance and not with the result and that is different. We were unlucky with rewarding ourselves because we have created a lot of chances.”
Adnan Januzaj is the only United player to have scored in the Premier League so far this season, with Kyle Walker’s own goal gifting them a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend.
United had been expected to sign Pedro from Barcelona before he moved to Chelsea earlier this week, and have also been linked with Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
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