Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that the club need only two or three new signings if they want to challenge for the Premier League title next season, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Red Devils have hit a great run of form in the final stages of the current campaign, beating Tottenham and Liverpool in recent weeks to consolidate their position in the top four. To make it even better for the fans fierce rivals Manchester City have seen their title challenge fall apart at the same time, and could even slip out of the Champions League qualification places.
This is surprising after a disappointing first half of the season, which saw pressure fall on the players as well as manager Louis van Gaal. However, they next face league leaders Chelsea with a genuine chance of beating Jose Mourinho’s men. This turnaround has given hope for the next season.
Neville said: “If you asked me three months ago, I would have said [United] were a long way behind. Now, it’s not as far. Two or three months ago, they would have been thinking Chelsea are a long way in front of us. Now the recruitment battle that will happen in the summer becomes critical. If they get that right, United will feel confident they can challenge Chelsea for the title next season.
“I don’t think this summer is a case of United rebuilding or total restructure of the squad. They need to continue to improve in two or three positions: a central defender, a midfielder and a winger. It is a case of trading well, rather than wholesale buying. I don’t expect another £150 million spend. I don’t think it is required.”