Man United transfers: ‘David Moyes needs to sign five or six players’

Man United transfers: Roy Keane believes the Red Devils need to sign five or six new players in the summer

david moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes

Manchester United need to sign five or six players in the summer transfer window, according to former captain Roy Keane.

The Red Devils are currently 16 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 2-2 draw with Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years

Roy Keane

Moyes has been given significant funds to spend since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, signing Marouane Fellaini in a £27.5m deal from Everton in September before splashing a club-record £37.1m on Juan Mata.

And Keane feels United are paying the price for cutting corners in recent seasons after failing to give the Red Devils squad a much-needed face-lift.

“They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year,” Keane told ITV.

“I think Man United need five or six players. If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting. These can be exciting times for Man United. Get them back to the very top where they belong.”

Keane added that United still have plenty to play for ahead of their Champions League last-16 clash against Olympiakos, as well as a top-four finish.

“There’s always something to play for. You’ve always got to win your next football match so if you’re telling me in January that your season is over, or when the Champions League starts, that’s nonsense,” he added.

“You’re playing for pride, you’re playing for points, and United, if they do go out of the Champions League, still want to get in it next year.”

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