Having closed the gap on Premier League leaders and cross-town rivals Manchester City to just two points this weekend, our Manchester United supporters inside the Football Transfer Tavern are in celebratory mood.
That said, deep down inside our Red Devils punters and something they won’t admit to freely is the fact that they’re still a little confused on just what Manchester United will turn up on a week-to-week basis.
Sailing into a 3-1 lead at a difficult venue in Southampton yesterday afternoon was in staunch contrast to going 1-0 up away at PSV Eindhoven only to carelessly surrender that lead and in all honesty, United have played a lot of games in short bursts this season with no true consistency in regards to the fans feeling totally comfortable with their 90-minute performances.
On social media earlier today, a lot of fans mocked the image that depicted Anthony Martial and David De Gea claiming that those two alone represented Manchester United’s squad photo for 2015/16 and while that is of course banter, what is true is that United are heavily reliant on a few particular members of their squad right now.
With Wayne Rooney having only impressed for England rather than United so far this term, it’s lucky that Anthony Martial has hit the ground running with United still looking relatively short for strikers up top while everybody knows De Gea is a class act that’ll be hard to replace when he eventually leaves.
But concentrating on Manchester United’s striking shortfall today, we’re devising a list of five players that should be partnering Martial up top for the Red Devils long-term, either through a new signing arriving or a formational re-jig.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players that should partner Anthony Martial up front for Manchester United.