The month of December and January are one of the toughest times in the top flight of English football but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, who seemed to have lost their way a couple of months ago, have managed to get through it unscathed. They are now unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games (including draws) and are looking to compete for the summit.
The manager will know that his team has a few weaknesses that have to be covered before they can think about the title and the striking position is surely of utmost importance. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic entering his final few years of professional football and Wayne Rooney not helping his cause anymore, United do not have a star striker to lead them to success and there is an impending feeling among the fans that they will have to spend big on a striker atleast after the end of the season. But do they really need one? Here are three reasons why the Red Devils can do without splashing the cash on a striker at the end of the season:
The Swede is easily one of the fittest players in world football and though he is now 35, he has shown no reduction in his effect in front of goal. Currently the highest goal scorer for United, Ibrahimovic is integral to their plans this season in all competitions and Mourinho has not tried to shield him from the dirty work. Zlatan seems happy to play twice a week even now and he will surely be going strong atleast once a week next season. Mourinho can use him regularly in the Premier League and will only waste another star name if he decides to spend on one.