David Moyes has categorically dismissed the prospect of Manchester United signing a striker because of the wealth of options he already has at his disposal.
In Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, United have four top class strikers who will all play an important part in how this season pans out.
As for Shinji Kagawa, Moyes also quashed any thought of him leaving Old Trafford after United had been credited with an interest in Monaco’s Radamel Falcao and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.
“I would not say we are in desperate need of an out-and-out centre-forward,” he said.
“We have got Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito (Hernandez), Danny Welbeck. Shinji can play in behind as well, we are covered.
“It is easy for people to throw names up, but when they look at it more closely you might say it wasn’t that good a suggestion.”
Welbeck is starting to show some great form so hopefully his injury is only minor while Hernandez is still yet to have as much game time as he wanted but it will come. If both of these players can’t get much game time, there would be no point in bringing in another striker to increase the competition for places even more.
As for Kagawa, he has shown some improvement this season but, just like Hernandez, he will want to kick on and get more minutes under Moyes. The good thing is that it looks like he will get the opportunity to get that game time.
United’s prerogative right now is to strengthen the squad, not to deplete it any further, which is why Moyes is not looking to sell any players in areas he doesn’t need to.