That’s the analysis of former Red Devils defender Jonathan Spector, who wants see a Harry Kane-style front man arrive at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a winger in Daniel James and a right-back in Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a combined £58m so far.
But with Romelu Lukaku reportedly heading closer to a United exit, the Norwegian boss could find himself short on options in attack.
Marcus Rashford usurped Lukaku to become Solskjaer’s No.1 striker last season.
But Spector thinks the England star could benefit from the signing of a world-class goal-getter to learn from and play alongside.
“I think it would be great if [Marcus] Rashford was able to step up and take that role but I don’t know that he is a finished product yet,” the American said.
“It‘s a young team that they’ve got and I think they need to find the right balance between youth and experience, and I’d love to see them bring in a proven goal scorer.
“More like a Van Nistelrooy. Which every club wants, someone you know who is going to get you a number of goals.
“Harry Kane is a perfect example, I’d love to see them bring in someone like that, but also I don’t know how much money is being made available for that position!”
He added: “Lukaku is a very good player but very different to Ruud. Ruud could disappear for 80 minutes but you knew if he got one chance he was going to score.
“I do feel that Lukaku needs a couple of opportunities if he’s going to score a goal, so I do think that fans get frustrated by that.”
Solskjaer is hopeful of bringing in another two new faces and recently admitted he’s hard at work putting the finishing touches on his summer dealings.
“We’ve been good in the market. Still working on a case or two,” he told MUTV. “I’ve been in touch with Joel (Glazer) and Ed (Woodward) and recruitment over summer.
“There will probably be some more business done, but we are happy with what we have done so far. We want players who can get us off the edge of their seats.
“It is about them coming in, being themselves and show they want to take someone’s place. That should spur others on. It has been a delight to see Daniel (James) train.”