Gary Neville has urged Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to emulate the way that Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah operate at Liverpool and the way they make runs inside the opposition fullbacks.
Last season, Salah, Mane and Firmino scored almost 90 goals combined in all competitions and set the bar for other forward lines in Europe. Together, they helped take Liverpool to the Champions League final, ripping apart the likes of Manchester City and AS Roma.
While the trio is struggling for form this season, they still have that quality to score tonnes of goals and are simply not being given the space and supply from midfield needed in order to score as much as they did last season.
Gary Neville believes, however, that Manchester United’s forwards need to emulate the way that Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah make incisive runs to get into goalscoring situations more frequently than other forwards.
“They need more from the front three, there’s so much talent there,” Neville said.
“If you think of Lukaku, Sanchez, Martial and Rashford, they need more from them. I want to see more runs past Lukaku. I want the two wide players, whoever they are – you see what Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah do for Liverpool, how they make those narrow runs inside.
“I’m not saying they have to play narrow but wherever you start, you’ve got to end up in goalscoring positions more often and you’ve got to show that little bit of quality and composure in the final third.”