Man United transfers: Red Devils squad needs major surgery, says Redknapp

Man United transfers: Jamie Redknapp believes the next Red Devils manager will need to perform major surgery on the squad

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Man United club-record signing Juan Mata Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Redknapp believes the next Manchester United manager will need to sign four or five new players after the club sacked David Moyes.

The Scot, who signed a six-year deal last summer, leaves the Red Devils in lowly seventh place and without Champions League football next season.

I think there is four or five players that you need to bring in now if you’re going to compete again

Jamie Redknapp

The Red Devils are widely reported to be ready to spend £150m on new signings this summer, and Redknapp feels the United squad needs “major surgery”.

“I think the two centre-halves are going to be leaving. Vidic is going [to Inter Milan] and there is talk of Ferdinand leaving as well,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

“Patrice Evra – will he go? Rafael at right-back is rash and makes bad defensive decisions.

“In midfield, Michael Carrick is still a very good player, Mata is he good enough for United? I think he is but you’ve got to play him in the right positions. I think they need another wide player.

“Will Robin van Persie be leaving in the summer? That could all depend if Louis van Gaal comes in. Rooney has signed a long-term contract.

“I think there is four or five players that you need to bring in now if you’re going to compete again with City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. That costs a lot of money to do that.

“This isn’t a band aid job; major surgery is needed for United.”

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