Roy Keane: Man United need to sign two centre-halves

The former Man United skipper isn't impressed with current options

Roy Keane says Manchester United need to sign two centre-halves in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 to PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group-stage game on Tuesday night after the Eredivisie holders cancelled out Memphis Depay’s opener from two set-pieces.

I think they are crying out for a centre-half – definitely one, possibly two

Roy Keane

Louis van Gaal made Daley Blind and Chris Smalling his first-choice centre-half partnership in their opening five Premier League games, conceding three goals.

Blind could be shifted to left-back in the coming weeks after Luke Shaw broke his leg in Eindhoven, and former United skipper Keane believes the 20-time English champions are lacking options.

“You are on about the money United have invested. I think going forward they will be fine,” Keane is quoted as saying by ITV Sport. “In midfield they are not too bad but I think they are crying out for a centre-half – definitely one, possibly two.

“It was a poor result and performance. They gave away bad goals and certainly had chances to get something from the game.

“Overall it was a disappointing night for United, with the bad injury. I still think United are all over the place.”

United manager Van Gaal spent over £100m on new signings in the summer transfer window.

However, Matteo Darmian was the only defensive recruit after the right-back swapped Torino for United in a £11.5m deal.

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The Red Devils face Southampton at St Mary’s in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.

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