Keith Gillespie has told Football FanCast that Manchester United still need to buy a striker this summer amid links with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.
The club have taken steps to tie down Edinson Cavani in recent weeks, ensuring that the Uruguay international will be spending another season at Old Trafford.
He has enjoyed a highly profitable season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions, including a brilliant lobbed strike from 40 yards in the recent 1-1 draw with Fulham.
Still, United are one of the clubs said to be in the race to sign Kane from Spurs after Sky Sports reported that he had asked if he could leave this summer.
They are joined in the queue by Chelsea and Manchester City and Gillespie feels that, given the current balance of the squad, United need to make a move for an out-and-out centre-forward this summer.
Indeed, he doubts whether Cavani, who turned 34 in February, has the legs to last an entire season at the highest level, while he also believes that both Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood should play on the flanks, rather than up front.
He told FFC: “I think the two of them are more effective from where they are playing at the minute and that’s left and right. Certainly, Rashford I think we see that when he plays on the right it’s not as effective.
“So I think we know that his position is going to be the left, Greenwood the right and I think they probably still need to go out and get a striker.
“I think Cavani’s a fantastic player but I don’t know if he’s got a full season at him. He’s 34 now. So he’s one of them that is absolutely brilliant to have as a squad player and play games here and there.
“But I think they do need to go out and buy that number nine.”