Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has deflected sole blame for the team’s lack of goals away from his forward teammates ahead of United’s clash with Wolfsburg.
The likes of Wayne Rooney have rightly come in for much criticism for their performances of late, as have other options, with only one chance being converted in their last three games against Leicester, West Ham and PSV respectively.
While defensively Louis van Gaal’s side are usually solid as a rock, the creative flair associated with the club has been missing.
Schweinsteiger has, however, told BT Sport that he does not believe the misfiring forward line can solely be blamed for the club’s failings in front of goal.
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The Germany international is a man to be listened to in this scenario but there will a lot of pressure piled on Van Gaal if his players – strikers or otherwise – fail to get on the scoresheet and give United hope of going through to the knockout phase of the Champions League tonight.
Wolfsburg are the obstacle that awaits. United must win to keep matters in their own hands. Kick-off in the Volkswagen Arena is at 7:45pm.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena