Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek to start chipping in and helping to ease the goalscoring burden placed upon Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
United’s front three scored more goals than Liverpool’s Premier League winning trio Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah last term.
Bruno Fernandes arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January and he also got in on the action, netting 12 goals across all competition.
Solskajer is hoping his squad can all start playing their part this year as they look to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.
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Van de Beek completed a £40million move from Ajax this summer and he could be in line for his first United start against Brighton on Saturday.
When asked if he feels Pogba and Van de Beek should be contributing to improving the Red Devils’ ‘goal for’ column, Solskjaer said: “Of course.
Solskjaer wants to find his best team quickly so he can given them a consistent run of games.
“When you find a team that gels together, it’s easier to keep that team for a while,” said Solskjaer.
“We saw after the restart, I can’t remember how many times we started with the same 11, but that was the team that found their feet and form.
“I’m not going to take anything away from any individual to stake a claim and be a regular.
“It could be a partnership of any two strikers, any two midfielders, any two centre-backs or wingers, but we need to get some consistency in their performances.”
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Published at Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:30:00 +0000