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Van Persie convinced Man United will sign a new striker

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Robin Van Persie has urged Manchester United to sign a new striker in January as a replacement for Marcus Rashford.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been ruled out of action for ‘at least a few weeks’ after suffering a back injury in the FA Cup replay against Wolves.

The 22-year old’s injury will be a major setback in Man United already injury-laden season with another of their key players now sidelined after Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

As a result, Robin van Persie feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must go on a spending spree this January. Van Persie, who scored 58 goals in 105 games at Old Trafford, also claimed that the club should sign a new striker for the sake of competitiveness in the squad.

“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,” he told Premier League productions.

“Short-term, but long-term as well. I think it’s good to have competition at the club of the caliber of Manchester United. You need to have constant competition.

“So I’m pretty convinced that they are pretty eager to get a striker in.”