Roy Keane thinks Manchester United will be “desperate” to get a striker in January, while Patrice Evra admits he’s “worried” after Marcus Rashford’s injury blow.
Man Utd lost 2-0 to Liverpool on Sunday as Virgil Van Dijk’s early header was followed by Mohamed Salah’s breakaway goal in stoppage time.
The Red Devils clearly missed Rashford, who is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines with a stress fracture of the back.
The 22-year-old picked up the injury after being introduced as a second-half substitute in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay win over Wolves.
“When [Romelu] Lukaku and [Alexis] Sanchez left we never replaced them so I’m not waiting for the injury of Marcus to buy now another striker,” Evra told Sky Sports after United’s loss to Liverpool.
“We should have done that months ago. I’m not talking with the board right now so I don’t know [why that didn’t happen].
“But I know, as a United team when you want to win the league, you need four best strikers and actually we’ve only got Martial.
“So, yeah, I’m a little bit worried.”
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On Rashford’s injury, Keane added: “It’s bad news on the back of a bad result.
“Rashford has been a brilliant player but it’s a big loss to United and I’m always intrigued when clubs talk about getting players in and strikers. Where do they think they’re gonna get these strikers in January?
“There’s not many top strikers out there. United are having a difficult spell, they’ll have to get through it but it’s a big blow, Rashford.
“It’s very rare you get a good deal done in January. Ole said they’re not desperate but they are. They are desperate to get a player but where do you think these players are going to appear from?”