Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Manchester United lack killer instinct

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Manchester United's lack of goals is proving to be their Achilles heel this season. 

Despite boasting the best defence in the Premier League, the Red Devils have managed just 20 goals in 15 matches this campaign.

A fourth 0-0 draw in the league - the third at Old Trafford - left many fans brimming with frustration and they let their feelings be known at full-time.


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Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who joined Louis van Gaal's men from Bayern Munich in the summer, thinks he knows why United's forwards are struggling.

The World Cup winner believes the strikers are lacking the killer instinct of a Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Thomas Muller.

And the 31-year-old believes Manchester United can forget about silverware until they have addressed the issue. 

As per the Manchester Evening News, Schweinsteiger said: “In every game we create chances but haven’t scored. When that is not the case it is not easy to win matches,” the midfielder says.

“Our players are not scared in front of goal, no. It is all about the killer instinct."

“We need a goal otherwise you cannot talk about winning a trophy because we should be winning at home to West Ham.

“If you miss a chance you have to be unhappy. When you are a striker, a big striker, like a Ronaldo, Messi and Thomas Muller the same it is about attitude. They want to score goals. They have quality but they want to score goals. You need the attitude that you want to score.

“Our players are not scared in front of goal, no. It is all about the killer instinct."

Due to the unpredictable nature of the Premier League, United still find themselves in the top four, just three points behind surprise leaders Leicester City


Schweinsteiger, himself, was criticised by Van Gaal following the draw with West Ham United. 

The Dutchman admitted he had been disappointed with the German's form this season.

But following a slow start, Schweinsteiger's influence is beginning to grow on the Red Devils, despite a quiet game against West Ham.

He created the winner against Watford and headed in the equaliser at Leicester last weekend. 

Having struggled with injuries in his final couple of seasons at the Allianz, he is finally looking back to full fitness, but Van Gaal obviously wants more.

What do Manchester United need to stop their goalscoring rot this season? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below

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