After an injury to Marcus Rashford, Robin van Persie has urged Manchester United to make a move for a striker in the January transfer window.
Rashford suffered a double stress fracture in the FA Cup replay against Wolverhampton Wanderers which will leave him sidelined for weeks.
United have been linked with AC Milan forward Krzysztof Piątek and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani as a short term solution to their striking department.
Speaking on Premier League productions, van Persie urged United to move a striker this January, "I do believe that he’s [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] not using those words, because otherwise you have the headlines and stuff, but I think they’re quite eager for a striker because they need one.
"Short-term, but long-term as well. I think it’s good to have competition at the club of the calibre of Manchester United. You need to have constant competition. So I’m pretty convinced that they are pretty eager to get a striker in.
"When I was about late 18 I made my debut, but before that I was playing with the reserves and the Under-19s, Saturday-Monday, Saturday-Monday for a couple of months.
"Then with the first team after I made my debut I played another six months, Sunday-Thursday, Sunday-Thursday. And then I had a similar injury, a stress fracture in my lower back. I was out with that for four months.
"You can’t really do much, you have to just rest and let it heal. But it is a difficult one because it always stays a little bit like a weak spot. Even now, it is not that I’m in pain or something, but it’s a sensitive area. So you have to be really careful with that.
"They will miss him so much. Like I said before, he is their MVP, their best player, creates the most, scores the most goals, even at that age. So it’s a big blow for Manchester United."
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