By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Manchester United must sign an experienced striker in the January transfer window, according to Steven Gerrard.

The Premier League legend watched as United failed to score a goal for the seventh time this season in a league encounter as they drew 0-0 against Chelsea on Monday night.

Despite the much-improved display, which saw the home side hit the woodwork twice in the first half, Louis van Gaal remains under huge pressure to keep his job.

Whatever happens to the Dutchman, Gerrard pinpointed where the Premier League’s highest revenue generating club must improve in the forthcoming transfer window.

“Manchester United still need something for me,” the former England and Liverpool midfielder told BT Sport. “I think they need an extra striker because there’s still too much pressure on Wayne Rooney.

“[Anthony] Martial is very young, [Memphis] Depay is very young, I think they need an extra striker to come and help Wayne Rooney with the goal burden.”

United sold Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez in the summer, and prolific youngster James Wilson was subsequently allowed to join Brighton on loan.

Martial and Rooney are United’s joint top scorers this season with seven goals apiece, followed by Juan Mata and Depay, who have each scored five times.