Ian Wright explains why Jose Mourinho doesn’t need Man United signing in key position
The Arsenal legend believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sufficient options up front
Ian Wright doesn’t believe Jose Mourinho needs to spend big on a new Manchester United striker in the summer.
The Red Devils succumbed to a third successive stalemate in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Tuesday night after a 1-1 draw with Everton.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelled out Phil Jagielka’s first-half opener after the former Sweden international levelled from the spot in the third minute of added time.
Manchester United have scored less goals at home than Burnley, Hull City and Swansea City in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
Mourinho has relied heavily on 35-year-old Ibrahimovic this season after the Manchester United striker scored 16 goals in 27 games in the English top flight.
The Red Devils manager has used Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford sparingly and as a result, the two youngsters have struggled to find the net with any sort of frequency.
Speaking to BT Sport about Manchester United’s problems up front, former Arsenal striker Wright was adamant that Mourinho doesn’t need to invest in a new striker.
“I don’t think they need to spend millions and millions on a striker. Ibrahimovic coming in and having the impact he has, it’s put Rashford on the back burner a little bit,” Wright said.
“But what I saw in terms of his movement and his finishing, he can definitely can lead the line for Manchester United.”