Tony Cascarino has said that he is surprised at Manchester United’s denial regarding signing replacements for Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean, who arrived at Old Trafford in January 2018, is set to end his nightmare and join Inter Milan this summer.
Sanchez will follow Romelu Lukaku to Italy, with Man United still liable to pay a significant portion of his wages. Without him, United only have Rashford and Martial, with Greenwood acting as their back-up.
To top it all, Solskjaer has rejected the possibility of signing a free agent as a temporary fix.
Speaking about the issue, Cascarino said,
“Sanchez has been a symbol of United’s struggles and of their careless approach to recruitment, and so, given the absence of any kind of form, I can understand why the United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted him out of Old Trafford.”
“However, given that they have allowed Romelu Lukaku to leave too, I find it amazing that United didn’t sign a proper centre forward.”
“Marcus Rashford is capable of the spectacular and has great potential but is yet to find consistency. Anthony Martial is another talented young player but I think he’s most effective out wide, not through the middle.”
“I don’t think either of them guarantees 20 goals a season. After that, United have 17-year-old Mason Greenwood, a highly-rated teenager, but it’s a massive leap to suddenly be United’s third-choice forward.”
“Through all their dominance under Sir Alex Ferguson and even with managers after him, United have always had four or more strikers. And they were always recruiting more.”