Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he could do with a sharpshooter like Harry Kane as Manchester United attempt to end their wretched away form at Partizan Belgrade.
Sunday’s 1-1 draw with in-form rivals Liverpool offered a chink of light after a miserable few months at Old Trafford.
The decision to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez join Inter Milan without attacking reinforcements always looked risky and Anthony Martial’s recent injury lay-off highlighted that issue.
Solskjaer still believes the decision to let the high-profile duo leave was right for the group, but the United manager has made no secret of his desire to sign an out-and-out striker.
Club great Roy Keane at the weekend claimed they should move for Tottenham star Kane – a suggestion put to the Norwegian ahead of the match against Partizan.
“Roy’s quite straightforward, isn’t he? For us, it’s working hard. Getting Anthony back is going to be a massive boost for us and I’m sure when Anthony comes back that’ll help Marcus (Rashford) as well,” Solskjaer said.
“With the forwards we’ve got, with the pace and the skills, I’m looking forward to the next few weeks.
“There aren’t many (Robert) Lewandowskis and Harry Kanes. They’re like (Alan) Shearer, (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy – fantastic goalscorers.
“Ours are different types of players, but I have to say I like someone who can finish half a chance and he does that. He’s one of the best, but he’s a Tottenham player.”