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Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Manchester United are lacking a striker of the killer instinct of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Thomas Muller.

United were held to a 0-0 by West Ham United at Old Trafford in the Premier League this weekend. It was their fifth 0-0 draw in their last nine games.

“In every game we create chances, but haven’t scored. When that is not the case it is not easy to win matches,” the German midfielder told Manchester Evening News.

“If you miss a chance you have to be unhappy. It is about attitude when you are a striker, a big striker, like a Ronaldo, Messi and Thomas Muller. They want to score goals. They have quality but they want to score goals. You need the attitude that you want to score. 

“Our players are not scared in front of goal, no. It is all about the killer instinct. We have players who have the abilities but we need it in every game.

“With luck or whatever you have to score. The feeling that the players want to score, we need to have more of this. We are trying. We are creating and that is a good thing. The problem is a mix of everything, it is that last pass. You have to look up to see what is on. We have players who can score goals.”