Louis van Gaal believes Man United are fine in attack despite lack of options

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists the club do not need to sign a striker before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have struggled to find the back of the net so far this season, winning their opening Premier League fixtures 1-0 (against Tottenham Hotspur - with an own goal - and Aston Villa) before a stalemate against Newcastle on Saturday.

Captain Wayne Rooney holds the weight of responsibility with regards to finding the net this season following the exits of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, but the Englishman has struggled thus far.


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Rooney did have one disallowed against the Magpies - a decision which frustrated Van Gaal - but his latest blank makes it 858 minutes without a goal in all competitions for the club.

"No, because we were three times the best team," replied LVG when asked if Manchester United were short of a striker in their squad, according to BBC Sport.

"Wayne scored. Only it was not allowed. It is doubtful and the rules are that when it is doubtful, then do not flag."

Whilst Javier Hernandez came off the bench and looked threatening, he too was unable to take the best chance that came his way as United search for a greater cutting edge.

They did at least create chances on Saturday, with eight shots on target at Old Trafford compared to just three combined in the opening two fixtures.

And, whilst Van Gaal has been satisfied with the performances that he's seen so far this season, he admits that the side need to start 'rewarding themselves' with goals to kill teams off.

"My worry is that we have to dominate the opponent and we did it today, we did it against Aston Villa, Tottenham and Club Brugge," he added.

"I am satisfied with the performance and not with the result. We were unlucky with rewarding ourselves because we have created a lot of chances."

United were linked with a move for Pedro last but failed to agree terms with Barcelona before Chelsea pounced. With Rooney struggling for form and the team as a whole looking goal-shy, a striker signing would be ideal in the eyes of the fans - but it doesn't look like it's going to happen.

Manchester United fans, is Louis van Gaal right to claim United are fine? Do you think the Red Devils will sign a forward? Have your say below!

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