Jamie Redknapp: Lack of goals a serious problem for Man United

Jamie Redknapp says that Louis van Gaal still has plenty to prove at Manchester United after their lack of goals

Jamie Redknapp believes that Louis van Gaal is under pressure to show that his Manchester United side have made progress since he took over at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are currently gearing up for Saturday’s crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford after taking seven points from their opening four top-flight games this season.

United are fifth in the table and level on points with Liverpool after slumping to a surprise 2-1 loss to Swansea City in the most recent top-flight outing.

Many had tipped Van Gaal’s men to challenge for the Premier League title this season after the Dutchman successfully led the Red Devils to Champions League qualification in his first campaign in charge.

But former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp has not been particularly impressed by what Van Gaal has achieved since he took over at United last summer and says that their failure to score more goals is a serious problem.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: “A major issue for Van Gaal – and the United supporters – is scoring goals.

“They’ve managed just three in their first four – one was an own goal and one a deflected effort from Adnan Januzaj.

“That’s not good enough for Manchester United. Under Sir Alex Ferguson they were all about attacking, creating chances, taking risks.”

Liverpool also head into Saturday’s game on the back of a defeat, having slipped to a 3-0 loss to West Ham United before the international break.

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