Former Manchester United stalwart turned Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at least three or four more top quality additions if the Red Devils wish to challenge for honours next season and beyond.
The Old Trafford outfit have come on leaps and bounds in the last few months under the Norwegian’s tutelage, but Neville has suggested that they still have a way to go before they can compete on a regular basis against the very best in the division.
“I don’t think this Manchester United team at this moment can challenge for the title next season,” Neville said on Sky Sports and cited by the Daily Star. “It needs more additions and more of the right additions.
“To be fair to Ole, in the time he has been at the club, I think the players he has brought in have improved his team enormously.
“I think that he needs three or four more of those as a minimum before he can even think about getting up into third or second place.
“My concern isn’t really for the front three or the midfield three, it’s the depth and the drop that you have beneath that talent.
“When I say that Manchester United need a centre-forward, that’s not me saying they should sell Anthony Martial.
“They need a centre-forward because Manchester United should have two or three great centre-forwards.
“They should have two or three great wingers. Not just one in each position.”
Jadon Sancho remains a summer target per the Daily Star and the further recruitment policy from those behind the scenes is, ultimately, what will decide if United are successful or not.
Liverpool have shown with Michael Edwards that getting the right people in is imperative for sustained success.
The Reds haven’t spent anywhere close to some of their nearest rivals and yet the way in which all areas of the club are working together and singing from the same hymn sheet is there for all to see.
At present Man United can only aspire to that.