Blob on, but seeing the glass as half full, we arent that far away really.
Sandro is a very decent player, his main attributes are movement and being a pain in the arse all over the front line.
Rooney is a decent player still and his main (of many) attributes is footballing (at least) intelligence and coming deep for the ball and dictating an attack.
Put them together and there isnt a proper striker in the box very often.
Add a target man striker to them two and we have a deadly attack (Dzeko or a Giroud)
It's not all about pace, as quality, intelligence and movement add just as much if not more. But inject a little pace back in the side - the good old Baines and Coleman (hurry back!) combo - getting forward, with defensive mids dropping back. We have Gana, Schneids and others that can drop back, but width/pace needs to be addressed. Bolasie will be back soon too.
We need a little more creativity and a bit more knowhow from midfield, as we are often short of ideas and slow building up with far, far too many passes back to the defenders/keeper. To address this and improve our set piece threat and not to mention increase our goal tally we need someone that can come in now and do a job straight away (Sigurdsson).
Strengthen our ageing heart of defence and build-up play from the back, as Williams and Jags are getting on a bit now and will make more mistakes (Smalling)
Stek did ok last night, but play Pickford from now and stick with him.
End the Barkley and Sigurdsson dramas, and put a bit more investment into these areas, and I reckon we will surprise a few with our league position after our horrendous opening 6 fixtures! But do it soon, so we are a bit more gelled and fit and ready for it come the start, in 15 days!!!!