Manchester United should prioritise signing another striker to provide competition and cover for Marcus Rashford, according to the club’s former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.
There have been warnings from chief executive Ed Woodward that United may not have the capacity to sign multiple players this summer, owing to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bosnich, who had two spells at Old Trafford and won the Premier League with the club in 1999/2000, thinks further reinforcements in attack will be required despite the form of January loan signing Odion Ighalo.
“We saw Marcus Rashford’s injury, and they had to go and basically get another striker in Ighalo so quickly… I think they need to strengthen in that area to make sure that they have got top quality back-up,” Bosnich said.
“That’s not being disrespectful to Ighalo because he’s been absolutely fantastic since he’s come in. If I had to pick one, it would be there.”
Bosnich, who spent a decade in the Premier League with Aston Villa, United and Chelsea, echoed Comolli and Woodward and thinks it will take a while for things to settle down in football.
“I can completely understand why Ed Woodward is saying that, and that will be the same pretty much all over the board, and not only with Manchester United, all football clubs and pretty much all sports.
“We all know that things will take a while to get back to what they once were.”