'Ten Hag’s attack must find their tune'

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Alex Turk, Stretford Paddock

You could count the problems that have hurt Manchester United this season on more than one hand.

But from where I stand - in the lower Stretford End for home games and in front of a TV screen for most away days - goals is Erik ten Hag’s most prominent issue.

United edged past Luton Town 1-0 on Saturday. But in all honestly, it could have - and should have - been four or five.

Ten Hag’s attack is misfiring in the Premier League. All seven wins this term have been by a one-goal margin.

United are picking up results. They are - somehow - the league’s in-form team after winning four of their past five outings. But it makes for unpleasant viewing.

Anthony Elanga - who left United for Nottingham Forest for £15m this summer - scored his second Premier League goal of the season on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford’s strike against Arsenal remains the only goal netted by one of Ten Hag’s forwards in 12 league games. That alone is damning.

Or you could look at only six teams having a lower goal tally than United’s 13. Manchester City have scored 32 times in the same period.

Ten Hag’s attack must find their tune.

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