Manchester United will be trying to usher in another striker before the end of the Jan transfer window, says Robin van Persie, with an alternative choice needed to cover for injured “MVP” Marcus Rashford.
The Red Devils are set to be without their 18-goal leading goalscorer for around 3 months once it had been disclosed that the england international has suffered a double back fracture.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the choice of bolstering his ranks before the end of the month, with an untimely fitness reversal having been suffered throughout a period within which reinforcements is acquired.
Former United striker Van Persie expects those at old Trafford to form the foremost of that opportunity, telling Premier League Productions : “I do believe that he’s [Solskjaer] not using those words, as a result of otherwise you have the headlines and stuff, however i believe they’re quite looking forward to a striker. because they need one.
“Short-term, however long-term in addition. i believe it’s smart to have competition at the club of the calibre of Manchester United.
You need to have constant competition. thus I’m pretty convinced that they’re pretty eager to get a striker in.”
With the Dutchman aware of how problematic back complaints can be, Van Persie added on Rashford: “When i used to be about late eighteen I made my debut, however before that and the wiggling with the reserves and therefore the Under-19s, Saturday-Monday, Saturday-Monday for a couple of months.
“Then with the first team once I made my debut I played another six months, Sunday-Thursday, Sunday-Thursday. and so I had an identical injury, a stress fracture in my lower back. i was out with that for four months.
“You can’t really do much, you have got to just rest and let it heal. however it’s a troublesome one because it continuously stays a little bit like a weak spot. Even now, it’s not that I’m in pain or something, however it’s a sensitive area. so you have to be very careful with that.
“They will miss him so much.
Like I aforesaid before, he’s their most valuable player, their best player, creates the foremost, scores the foremost goals, even at that age. so it’s a big blow for Manchester United.”
With Rashford ruled out and United nevertheless to bolster their ranks, Mason greenwood is among those being asked to improve and counter the loss of their key man.
Van Persie may be a big fan of the exciting academy graduate, however admits it would foolish to expect too much of the teenage frontman.
He added: “He’s very young. He’s still eighteen. It’s not honest towards him to let him live with all that sort of pressure to be the No.1 of Manchester United at that age.
“I think it’s better to allow him time. He’s very talented, he’s very all-round. He will score goals, like he’s shown, i believe he’s scored eight already. however i believe it’s necessary for him to give him time.”
United, who sit fifth within the Premier League table at the moment, are going to be back in action on Wednesday when they take in a home date with Burnley.