Not only are Manchester United facing a crucial period in their season, they will now be facing it without Robin van Persie, with the forward looking at a month on the sidelines after picking up an injury.
That is obviously nightmare news for manager Louis van Gaal and the fans – but all is not lost.
At the start of the season, many people claimed that United were too top heavy and had too many forwards – and Van Gaal even resorted to playing Wayne Rooney in the middle of the park to accommodate all of them, so there are options for the Dutchman to turn to.
With that in mind, we have taken a look at five alternatives to RVP for United and their manager to consider.
Click on Wayne Rooney to see who we think LVG will consider as potential options up top.
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