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Schweinsteiger says Man Utd need a world class striker

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Schweinsteiger wants a killer instinct at United
Schweinsteiger wants a killer instinct at United

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger admits the Old Trafford club are lacking a world class forward to provide a cutting edge to their team.

United drew 0-0 for a sixth time this season when they entertained West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday and while they created a host of chances, the goal they needed to put them back at the top of the Premier League proved to be elusive once more.

Now Schweintseiger has hinted the club need a striker to take over from current forwards Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial to lead the United line.

"When you are a striker, a big striker, like a Ronaldo, Messi and Thomas Muller, it is about attitude," he stated.

"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. We have players who have the abilities but we need it in every game.

"Every match is like this against West Ham it is not as if every game is 4-0 at half time so you have to score your goals.

“The problem is a mix of everything, it is that last pass. You have to look up to see what is on. We have players who can score goals."

Schweinsteiger went on to insist United should not lose faith in their title push, as they remain in touching distance of surprise leaders Leicester.

“When you get a draw you are not satisfied. It is a pity but we are still in the race," he added.

"Of course we have chances and we had the chances to win this match but we have to score. With luck or whatever you have to score. 

"The feeling that the players want to score we need to have more of this. We are trying. We are creating and that is a good thing."