It is not yet decided whether Cristiano Ronaldo will stay or not. Ultimately, if the Portuguese star forward leaves Manchester United, most of the responsibility to carry the Old Trafford team’s attack will fall on Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Not that United are short of players up front. Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga are also in United’s forward. They are doing well. At least that’s what it would look like when looking at the pre-season friendly matches.
United have played three pre-season games so far. 11 goals were scored in the opponent’s net. Martial and Rashford scored 5 of these 11 goals. Sancho scored 2 goals. Despite scoring a goal, none of United’s attackers could cause panic in the opponent’s defense.
United’s new coach is happy with his team’s performance in midfield and attack in pre-season but seems to be a little worried for another reason.
Many matches have to be played. So you need more options in attack. We still have a lot of time to fill it.’ One of those options could be Ajax winger Anthony. Rumors in the transfer market, Ten Haag wants to get the Brazilian winger.
United’s Dutch coach, who is satisfied with the team’s midfield, said, “We have taken (Christian) Eriksen in the midfield. We are very happy about it. We are happy with the midfield performance at the moment. The offensive performance is also good. However, many matches have to be played in this season. Besides, there is the World Cup. So we need more options.”