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Manchester United possessing an attacking problem?

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With the quality forward players that United have; the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, the Red Devils are bound to have goals whenever three of the four play in a game.

However, due to the poor finishing in the last two games, questions are raised about the true quality of the forward players David Moyes has upfront.

At Chelsea, with Rooney and Van Persie leading the line, goals were considered bound to come, but they didn't. It turned out to be a midfield battle with a couple of wonderful shots which got saved or shot wide. It was the most boring United-Chelsea game in years as both managers did not go for the kill. 

Meanwhile, at Anfield, with the possession and chances they have, United couldn't even manage a proper shot on target( their most decent chance fell to Nani after a long spell of possession). 

It's really surprising how easily the opposite numbers could flood the United forwards and suffocate them to the extent that they are unable to have much of the ball at all. 

So, what is United's main problem at the moment?

I would say it's their wingers. While Ashley Young does provide the spark for the team, Moyes' insistence on playing Valencia ahead of Young and Nani is rather astonishing. While its admirable that Valencia decided to drop the number seven jersey as he felt he is not doing justice to it's history, his runs and touches are all off at the moment, yet the manager still plays him on the right wing. 

Ashley Young on the other hand, was playing great but was substituted off for Nani. Looking at Nani's latest physical built, it's quite obvious that he has put in a lot of time in the gym. No doubt, his game plays showed a little lack of game time but his quality was there. Valencia on the other hand, was rather quiet throughout. It's rather weird that the manager decided to keep him on the field and not Young.

So, what do United need now?

Somebody to back the strikers and make the killer pass. The Red Devils still have Shinji Kagawa as well as Wilfried Zaha; it's time to use them. Wayne Rooney's arrival back into the squad is also almost certainly a big welcome the squad.

David Moyes has to understand that this is no longer Everton and that this is Manchester United, which has great depth within the squad and that he is supposed to be spoiled with choices, not be limited with the same eleven players every week. 

Now with the international break coming up, it's time for David Moyes to reassess his team and make sure that they pick themselves up after this poor start to the season.

No doubt, you don't have to win every games to win the league, however, if you trail too much too early in the season, it will only cost you in the latter part of the campaign.

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