Gary Neville says Manchester United are weak up front

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Questions have been asked in the opening weeks of the season on whether Wayne Rooney is able to lead the line for Manchester United.

The Red Devils' captain has struggled through the opening fixtures looking a shadow of his former self, and many fans are demanding United sign another forward before the window shuts.

One man who would like to see the Old Trafford club add to their strike force is former United right-back, Gary Neville.


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The Sky Sports pundit thinks Louis van Gaal's side look weak up front, with their current options, but also insisted they need to strengthen in other areas before the window closed.

Speaking on Monday night football, he said: "It's still hovering on with this situation regards to the transfer window. They could be in a position where they've got one centre forward, potentially not got the best goalkeeper if he moves off to Real Madrid, and they could - if they get an injury to a centre-back - Phil Jones is out at the moment - they could need another centre-back. That's the three main positions on the pitch.

"They look weak up front with Wayne Rooney and Chicharito, at the back with Jones injured. If they get another injury there they could look weak. And at goalkeeper where they had De Gea. It's a massive two weeks, it's a big, big two weeks for Manchester United in terms of trying to hold onto those players they've got and strengthen as much as they can."


Rooney's form will be a huge concern for all involved at United. The 29-year-old's touch and movement have been severely lacking in the opening fortnight of the new season.

However, as the season goes on and Rooney hits his peak of physical fitness the goals will begin to flow for the England captain.

With the Champions League to contest, given they beat Club Brugge, there will be a higher number of fixtures for the Red Devils this season.

Javier Hernandez is more than capable back-up, who knows how to score goals in the Premier League, however James Wilson is unproven at this level. 

The addition of another forward at Old Trafford would help take the burden off Rooney and Hernandez, while also pushing Rooney on to retain his place in the side.

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