Manchester United’s lack of goals has been a thorn in Erik ten Hag’s side this season, with the club failing to score enough goals to make up for their leaky defence.
Manchester United sit seventh in the Premier League table and bottom of their Champions League group, with the club sat in dire straits having lost ten games across all competitions faster than any other season in the last decade.
This has left Erik ten Hag in a very precarious position, with the Dutch manager having to deal with a number of press reports claiming he is losing the dressing room, and with Rasmus Højlund being the only attacker to score five goals so far, the lack of reliability up front is concerning.
With this in mind, former United striker Louis Saha thinks he has found the man who can help Erik ten Hag short-term, with the ex-Red claiming United should look to sign Thomas Müller from Bayern Munich.
“He’s definitely a great leader that’s admired across the footballing world,” Saha said of Müller to BetFred. “He’s played for one of the world’s best clubs for many, many years, and he’s achieved a lot at Bayern Munich.
“He may not be as quick or as clinical as [Robert] Lewandowski was for Bayern, but he’s such an accomplished forward, and nobody can doubt his quality. He’s a very smart player that has bags of personality.
“He may be 34 years of age, but he could still be an answer for Manchester United, even if it’s not going to be a long-term solution for Erik ten Hag. Not many players in the world have the mixture of personality and experience that Müller has.”
Saha went on to explain that Müller could have a similar impact on the team that Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo both had when they were signed to Old Trafford in recent years.
“Similar to when Manchester United signed Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo. Those players had no doubts regarding their ability and quality, and they’d be prepared to challenge anybody. They would challenge themselves and their teammates. This is what we need.
“Every time those players went on the field for Manchester United, they had drive, they were confident, and they had the courage to take the ball regardless of whether they were playing well or not. They didn’t shy away from their responsibilities.
“Regarding this current Manchester United team, I see players that think twice before they take the ball, chase down the opposition or strike the ball, and when you have five or six players playing thinking this way, then it makes things really difficult.”
Manchester United welcome Bayern Munich and Thomas Müller to Old Trafford next week as the two clubs go head to head in the final game week of the Champions League group stage. The only way United can qualify for the knockout stages is if they defeat Bayern on the night and Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen draw in their respective fixture.
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