Gary Neville: Who Man United must sign in summer transfer window
Manchester United legend Gary Neville discusses what areas Louis van Gaal must strengthen
Gary Neville says Manchester United need to address weaknesses at centre-half and centre-forward before the close of the summer transfer window.
United manager Louis van Gaal has significantly strengthened his midfield options after he signed Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay earlier this summer.
They could also have a problem at centre-back if they get an injury – Phil Jones is out at the moment – so they could need another centre-back
The Dutchman has also added Matteo Darmian to bolster his options at right-back and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in anticipation of David De Gea’s potential move to Real Madrid.
But United legend Neville reckons Van Gaal is still short of options at centre-half and in attack, with the Red Devils relying on out-of-form captain Wayne Rooney up front.
“It’s a massive two weeks for Manchester United in terms of holding on to players and trying to strengthen where they can,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“They could find themselves in a position where they’ve only got one centre-forward and potentially not the best goalkeeper if De Gea moves to Real Madrid.
“They could also have a problem at centre-back if they get an injury – Phil Jones is out at the moment – so they could need another centre-back. That’s three main areas of the pitch.
“Centre-midfield was the position where United needed to improve in the last three or four years and they are actually OK in there now. But now they look weak up front with just Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. At the back too, if they get another injury, they would look weak there.”
The Red Devils are in fourth place in the Premier League table after back-to-back wins.
United were 1-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day of the season courtesy of a Kyle Walker own goal.
Adnan Januzaj netted the away side’s winner in a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa last Friday.