Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has urged Louis Van Gaal to go all out and sign French International striker Alexandre Lacazette. Speaking with Manchester Evening News, Saha was quoted about the importance of Manchester United signing a new striker.

Louis Van Gaal has seen his strikers fade away during his first season at the club. Only Wayne Rooney could hold his head high from last season while Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao could only add numbers to the playing 11.

However, Lacazette could be a new beast altogether at Old Trafford. Lacazette is pacey, prolific in finishing and has a touch of class about himself like Thierry Henry. Louis Saha has agreed to those claims and believes that his country man can shine alongside Wayne Rooney at Manchester United.

Saha said: “I think it’s a must United sign a striker. Because you have always the need for competition up front, that’s what brings excellence to every player.

“So yes, I would say that a big name (like Falcao) is not something that is always good for a manager’s experience. Maybe a bit more speed than before, to put the defenders on their toes a bit more and to get behind defenders.

“Could Lacazette thrive at United? I think so, it’s obvious he’s done really well in France, he’s scored many, many goals because he can threaten behind, he can score from far, he’s a very clever player.”

On form, no one can doubt Saha’s points. Lacazette was one Europe’s leading goal scorers last season, scoring 27 league goals in 33 games for the Ligue 1 side Lyon. He is on a different class as compared to Manchester United’s current crop of strikers.

Louis Saha also discussed Wayne Rooney’s own selflessness and versatility has led him to endure difficult spell at the club. Rooney is a natural goal scorer but his willingness sto play as from midfield is haunting his chances to score more goals at the club.

According to Saha, Rooney has sacrificed himself for the good of his team. He is able to do that because he can. Had Rooney been more selfish, perhaos he would have ended with a tally of 20-25 goals season after season.

Quotes Credit: MEN


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