Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal lacks goal-scorer, says Arsenal legend

Martin Keown says Manchester United badly need a goal-scorer after their draw against West Ham

Manchester United are lacking a goal-scorer, according to former Arsenal defender Martin Keown.

The Red Devils couldn’t find a way past West Ham United’s stubborn defence on Saturday after a goalless draw with Slaven Bilic’s Hammers side at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal’s men racked up 21 attempts on Adrian’s goal but the Hammers goalkeeper only faced one shot on target in the absence of Wayne Rooney.

And Keown, who was part of Arsenal’s title-winning sides in 1998, 2002 and 2004, discussed United’s lack of a goal-scoring threat up front after their latest goalless stalemate.

Keown told BBC Sport: “United lack that goal-scorer. They are getting the opportunities but they should at least be hitting the target.”

The 20-time English champions have been linked with a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy after the England international scored 14 goals in 15 Premier League games this season.

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller has also been touted as a potential target for Van Gaal ahead of the January transfer window.

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United are three points behind leaders Leicester.

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