United’s unlucky defeat at Chelsea proved the Reds can be genuine title challengers again next season, it also demonstrated why Louis van Gaal is going to have to totally revamp his strikeforce to ensure that’s a defifinite.
Jose Mourinho has carved out his bid for the crown on the back of Diego Costa’s 19 Premier League goals.
They face limping to the line because the Brazilian is out with a hamstring injury.
It has left them with a one- time goal powerhouse Didier Drogba shouldering the responsibility in the run- in.
Were it not for the back up of 13- goal match- winner Eden Hazard, they could easily be looking at a fatal late collapse.
Circumstances have left the Reds damagingly short up front this season and they cannot afford to launch their title renaissance in August without bolstering their attack in the summer transfer market.
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