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Teddy Sheringham tips Manchester United to win the title if they sign a striker

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Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham has tipped United to win the title this season, if they sign a new striker in the transfer window.

Sheringham, who scored the equalising goal for Man United in the Champions League final of 1999, believes the addition of another forward at Old Trafford could make all the difference for the Red Devils heading into the new campaign.

United start their season at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and will be hoping to make a stronger start than they did last season, where they took just 13 points from their opening 10 games.

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Sheringham, speaking exclusively to 888sport ahead of the new season, said: “They’re making an awful lot of signings and there are still bits going on.

"I would presume there is still a striker coming in for Man United and I’d be very surprised if that doesn’t happen. That could make all the difference.”

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Main man Rooney

Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney has been tasked with leading the line for the Red Devils this season, with Javier Hernandez and James Wilson as back up.

New signing from PSV Memphis Depay has also claimed he is a striker, but is expected to start behind Rooney in a 4-3-3 formation when the season kicks off.

Louis van Gaal and his squad are back in the UK following their pre-season tour of the United States, where they won three of their four matches, losing the final game 2-0 to PSG.

Rooney scored just one goal in those four games, an eighth minute strike in the 3-1 win over European Champions Barcelona, but will hoping his form in front of goal continues having ended the previous season as the clubs top goalscorer with 14 goals.

The 29-year-old has not played as an out and out striker since the 2011-12 season, where he bagged 34 goals in all competitions, and has claimed he will score the goals required of him this season.

United have been linked with a number of strikers all summer long. Following Louis van Gaal's now imfamous 'mystery striker' press conference rumours were rife of who the new front man could be. It was rumoured the mystery man could be Fernando Llorente.

While Memphis Depay fuelled rumours of a move for Everton man Romelu Lukaku on instagram.

However, the Dutch manager then claimed he did not say they were going to sign a new forward. Spanish newspaper Marca have also today claimed that the Red Devils had a bid rejected for Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane just last week.

Read Teddy Sheringham's full interview on whether United can win the league at 888sport.com

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