Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing an unenviable task this summer as he looks to overhaul his underperforming squad.
The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 2-0 loss to relegated Cardiff City in their final Premier League game of the season, failing to end the campaign on a high note.
Paul Pogba was Manchester United’s top goal-scorer in the league with 13 goals, although the majority of his strikes came from the penalty spot.
Under-fire Romelu Lukaku found the net 12 times, while Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford could only muster 10 goals.
Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of strikers in the summer transfer window as Solskjaer looks to stamp his authority on the squad.
Former Red Devils striker Cole believes signing a new striker must be a priority for Solskjaer before the start of the new Premier League season.
“We don’t score enough goals,” Cole is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News. “Manchester United was always built on playing entertaining, galvanising football.
“The centre forwards score goals, the wide men score goals – and you do miss that.
“You do miss that because that’s what you’re supposed to do. You’ve got to score goals when you’re are Man United.
“So, no doubt Ole will look at that in the summer and say, ‘Right, where can I get more goals from? ‘Where am I looking to strengthen in the summer?’ and just go from there.”
Manchester United haven’t had a prolific goal-scorer in recent seasons following Wayne Rooney’s decline before his eventual departure to Major League Soccer in 2018.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table and a massive 32 points adrift of bitter derby rivals and reigning champions Manchester City in the league campaign.
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