Or we play that way because we don't have a striker like Toney who excels at the thing you pointed out. We used to whip balls in and have at least one or two players running hell for leather to get on the end of them.One thing you will get with Toney is that he will always try to get on the end of everything that's played into the box. The way we play at United, we try to play to feet and little intricate moves around the box is not something that Toney would excel at, and I wonder if we would try to get him to play like that if we bought him, a mistake I think.
Personally, I think if we bought a player like him, then we would have to vary our game and play both ways, intricate moves and also crosses into the box.
Not sure this would happen, as Haaland seems to be who we are after.
Given the way Ole was dropping not-so-subtle hints that he wanted to see more of that from our forwards, you have to figure he'd be looking for a striker like Toney; Ole knows that defenders know that we're a bit one-dimensional in the final third.