Manchester United manager David Moyes has no plans to bring in additional attacking resources in the January transfer window despite injuries to Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
Van Persie is out until the New Year with toe and groin injuries while Welbeck was replaced during the win over West Ham United with a knee problem and will be assessed in the coming days.
The England international missed two weeks of the season with a knee issue but escaped requiring surgery and United will hope the 23 year old has not suffered a recurrence of the injury which could lead to extended spell out.
Welbeck is expected to sit out United's Boxing Day trip to Hull City but any further absence won't force Moyes into signing an additional striker to take up the slack.
"I would not say we are in desperate need of an out-and-out centre-forward," said Moyes.
"We have got Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito (Hernandez), Danny Welbeck. Shinji can play in behind as well, we are covered.
"It is easy for people to throw names up, but when they look at it more closely you might say it wasn't that good a suggestion."
Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa have both been mentioned as potential targets for United but Moyes stated after watching his side secure their fourth successive win against West Ham that the club would not be making significant signings in January.
"We will look [at targets]," Moyes added. "But I wouldn't turn around and say that I'm massively sure that we will get them.
"Because a lot of the players we would be interested in wouldn't be available for us in that month of January. But we'll certainly be looking."
Van Persie's fitness is the greatest concern ahead of the New Year but Moyes is confident the United striker is on the road to recovery despite a return date being unspecified.
"Robin is progressing, he's coming on, and he is feeling quite good," Moyes told the club's official website.
"He had a similar injury at Arsenal on his thigh, so it is something we have to be sure about [before he returns]. It wouldn't be much good if it got repeated, so we will try to take it steady.
"I think it probably will be [too soon to face Hull on Boxing Day]. Obviously the medical team are controlling him, but we speak to Robin as well about how he feels and what he feels he needs to do.
"We're doing everything we can to make sure he's well looked after and well treated."