So following the big-money departure of Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United continued their ruthless streak by confirming Alexis Sanchez’s loan exit from the club too.
It all means the Red Devils have just Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood as their sole options up front, and have an awful lot of expectation being placed on their shoulders.
However, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash against Southampton on Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to throw the gauntlet down to his young squad.
The Norwegian insisted he trusts his remaining strikers, and said the likes of Tahith Chong, Daniel James and Andreas Pereira all provide him with “loads of options”.
After hearing the manager’s comments, United fans took to Twitter to share their concerns about the matter.
Many supporters of the Manchester side admitted it is sad to see the extent of their current situation, with one fan in particular claiming it is the “most depressing thing I’ve ever read”.
Some Red Devils fans suggested Solskjaer didn’t have a plan fully worked out, and laughed off the Norwegian’s suggestions that they had “loads of options”.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Thats the most depressing thing I’ve ever read
— todd (@TweetIand) 30 August 2019
— Dylan Bizouarn (@DylanBizouarn) 30 August 2019
Man Without a Plan
— Dennoh Mwaniki (@MwaniKing) 30 August 2019
WE. ARE. SCREWED!
— La Pioche (@MUFC_DUA) 30 August 2019
“Loads of options”
— Ayobami farooq (@AjadiHumar) 30 August 2019
Going into season with such a poor set of strikers, martial already injured, just leaves rashford and 17 year old greenwood shocking by ole
— me (@rowdevon) 30 August 2019
Loads of options with chongy and Pereira…it’s quite funny
I can’t see this team getting into that top 5 position pic.twitter.com/jR0R3OZdFE
— I_am_Omoyeni_Abdul mumin (@Muhmeen12) 30 August 2019
No, we don’t.
— UnitedFans Ghana (@Ghana_United) 30 August 2019