MANCHESTER UNITED lack 'quality' upfront and 'need a centre-forward more than anything', according to Jamie Carragher.
And SunSport have detailed five big name strikers the Red Devils could sign at the end of the season.
The Red Devils failed to score against a fellow member of the 'Big Six' for a sixth time in a row against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
And while accusations of 'boring, boring Man Utd' have been levelled at boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team, pundit Carragher doesn't think the Norwegian is to blame.
He said on Sky Sports MNF: "In that final third they just didn't have that quality.
"When the ball actually goes up to the front players – is there enough quality?
"You've said they're the top scorers in the Premier League.
"But have they got that player to score in the decisive games, that player that's going to take them to the league title?
"And when I look at that, people talk about Manchester United, they need a right winger, they went for (Jadon) Sancho, they need a centre-forward more than anything."
And here SunSport have listed five front men the Red Devils could sign after Carragher's stark warning.
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SunSport previously reported that Tottenham are unlikely to want to sell Kane and haven't even set an asking price.
And with his Spurs contract running until 2024, United would have to pay a hefty fee to prise the star man away from North London.
But after Tottenham's early promise this season it looks set to be another disappointing campaign with the club eighth in the table – albeit they are in the League Cup final.
Kane, 27, is in the peak years of his career and may just decide it's time to go somewhere he has a legitimate chance of winning the Premier League.
Solskjaer is set to be handed a summer war chest – and Haaland is said to be top of his wishlist.
United were in the hunt for Haaland, the most wanted striker in Europe, before he joined Borussia Dortmund last January.
A £65million release clause only kicks in next year, meaning anyone wanting to sign the 20-year-old before then will have to pay an inflated premium of at least £100m.
The striker has been in sensational form this season, scoring 17 Bundesliga goals in 18 games.
United legend Rio Ferdinand has begged his former employers to 'move heaven and earth' to sign Haaland or Mbappe.
The 42-year-old has urged Solskjaer to sign one of the two strikers as he stated the club cannot allow their Premier League rivals to nab them.
Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, he said: "Cavani, yes, he’s a good stopgap but (we need) a centre-forward.
"If people like Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe are available, you can’t allow them to go somewhere else and you need to move heaven and earth to get them here.
"United are used to having superstars and those boys would change the narrative at this football club, that’s how good they are.
"There’s room for improvement and opportunity to improve this squad, there’s players out there available, it seems. We need to be in the mix."
United have been linked with Wolves' Mexican striker for months and even made an approach last year.
He is back in training after his horror skull fracture picked up earlier this season.
The Red Devils were told to fork out £60m for him last summer but that fee could have reduced by this stage.
SunSport exclusively revealed last Tuesday United will be offered Eintracht Frankfurt striker Silva for £30m but only if Edinson Cavani leaves.
Silva’s agent Jorge Mendes is hoping to orchestrate the move with Frankfurt needing to raise funds to buy back Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic.
Portuguese international Silva has been on fire in the Bundesliga this season with 19 goals in 21 appearances – second only to Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski in the scoring charts.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past after leaving Porto to join AC Milan in 2017 for £32m.
Since then, loan switches to Sevilla and then Frankfurt saw him sign for the latter in September, but England remains a luring attraction.
The deal – which could be worth up to £30m in pandemic times – is with bringing Jovic back to the club in mind.
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