Man United transfers: We must strengthen in January, says coach

Man United transfers: Phil Neville warns that United risk being left behind by their Premier League rivals if they fail to strengthen

David Moyes
Man United manager David Moyes Photo: Back Page Images

Phil Neville has warned that Manchester United risk being left behind by their Premier League rivals if they fail to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.

David Moyes’ men are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Arsenal after a stuttering start to their title defence.

Much was made of the Red Devils’ lack of reinforcements in the summer transfer window, with midfielder Marouane Fellaini the only notable signing at Old Trafford.

And Manchester United coach Neville believes that Moyes’ men must continue their search for reinforcements in January if they are to successfully retain their title.

“We have a fantastic squad as it is,” Neville told BBC’s Football Focus.

“In the transfer window early on in the season we were looking for players, that was well documented.

“That search continues. We need to keep reinvesting in the squad because if you stand still in this league you get left behind, as Manchester City found out last season when they didn’t strengthen as much and they ended up losing the league [title].”

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