Man United lack world-class centre-half and striker, says ex-Red Devil

Former Manchester United man Alan Tonge isn't entirely happy with the spine of Louis van Gaal's side

Manchester United are lacking a world-class centre-half and centre-forward, according to Alan Tonge.

Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has signed PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and Italy defender Matteo Darmian in the summer transfer window.

However, the United boss is yet to sign a centre-half despite reports linking the Red Devils with a move for Mats Hummels, whilst Wayne Rooney appears set to be deployed in a centre-forward role.

But former United man Tonge is concerned about the shape of the 20-time English champions’s spine, particularly at the back and up front.

Van Gaal is facing a battle to keep hold of his £59.7m record signing Angel di Maria amid reports the winger is set to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

More: Van Gaal delivers Di Maria update

The United boss conceded that goalkeeper David De Gea’s future is unclear as speculation increases that Red Devils shot stopper will move to Real Madrid.

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