‘I’m worried’: Patrice Evra gives verdict on Man United’s transfer activity

Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra admits he is concerned about Man United's failure to sign a striker

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Patrice Evra has slammed Manchester United for their failure to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

The Red Devils sold Lukaku to Inter Milan in the summer transfer window, while Chile international Alexis Sanchez followed the Belgian to the San Siro on a loan deal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rely on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood as his only options in attack after Manchester United failed to sign a replacement for Lukaku in the most recent transfer window.

Although Rashford has stepped up to the mark with a respectable 12 goals in the Premier League this season, the England star succumbed to a serious injury in Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Wolves last week.

The 22-year-old has suffered a double stress fracture in his back to rule the Manchester United striker out of action for between four and eight weeks.

Former Red Devils defender Evra admitted that he was disappointed Manchester United hadn’t already addressed their lack of options up front after Lukaku’s departure.

“When [Romelu] Lukaku and [Alexis] Sanchez left we never replaced them so I’m not waiting for the injury of Marcus to buy now another striker,” Evra told Sky Sports.

“We should have done that months ago. I’m not talking with the board right now so I don’t know [why that didn’t happen].

“But I know, as a United team when you want to win the league, you need four best strikers and actually we’ve only got Martial.

“So, yeah, I’m a little bit worried.”

Manchester United suffered a 2-0 loss to Premier League leaders Liverpool FC at Anfield on Sunday after goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.

The Red Devils have only managed to win two of their six games in 2020.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Man United boss Erik ten Hag urged to sign Chelsea FC star this summer
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Journalist: Man United 'trying everything' to sign Frenkie de Jong from FC Barcelona
Gossip
Robert Lewandowski
Chelsea FC keen on signing quality Poland star this summer – report
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Man United considering move to sign Sven Botman from Lille - report
Gossip
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp replies when asked if Liverpool FC want to sign Kylian Mbappe
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Man United boss Erik ten Hag urged to sign Chelsea FC star this summer
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Journalist: Man United 'trying everything' to sign Frenkie de Jong from FC Barcelona
Gossip
Robert Lewandowski
Chelsea FC keen on signing quality Poland star this summer – report
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Man United considering move to sign Sven Botman from Lille - report
Gossip
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp replies when asked if Liverpool FC want to sign Kylian Mbappe
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature