Manchester United were defeated 2-0 by Real Madrid during Thursday morning’s pre-season clash.
The Red Devils had 14 attempts but failed to convert any of them into a goal with the defeat only further emphasising their need for a new striker.
United are working to bring another forward to the club with Atalanta striker Rasmus Højlund the number one target.
Ten Hag’s striker plea
Erik ten hag has pleaded for a new striker and explained how it would transform his Man United team.
When asked whether United’s 2-0 defeat to Madrid highlighted the club’s need for a new striker, Ten Hag admitted: “Absolutely!
“There were two things - the pressing can be better from the start, and scoring goals.
“I think we need more players who are capable to be in the one-on-ones and we had the situations of one-on-ones.
“It was (Marcus) Rashford, it was, I thought, Scott McTominay in one-on-one situations. Garnacho, a one-on-one situation. From the situations, you have to score.”
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