Ex-coach: These are the signings Man United must make this summer

Rene Meulensteen discusses the areas Manchester United need to improve in their squad this summer

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Rene Meulensteen feels that Manchester United are in need of a number of signings in key positions this summer as Jose Mourinho prepares for his second season in charge at the club.

The Red Devils have been linked with a host of different players over the last few weeks but have so far only confirmed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

Mourinho is likely to be keen to bolster his squad in the coming months as he looks to transform his side into genuine title contenders next season.

Former Manchester United assistant coach Meulensteen says the Red Devils need a number of key signings in a variety of positions, including at full-back and up front.

Speaking to 888sport, Meulensteen said: “They have already signed Lindelof from Benfica and obviously that was an area they needed to address.

“They’re still looking for a full-back and Fabinho from Monaco has been mentioned. A lot depends on whether they can keep De Gea because he is a very, very good goalkeeper and if they don’t do they sign a back up to Romero or a new number one?

“Michael Carrick has signed an extension which is important for Mourinho because he can be a great stabiliser in many games still.

“On top of that he needs more attacking threat and power, players who are clinical because for all their struggles last season the word that springs to my mind is wasteful.

“They created some really good chances but didn’t take enough of them. That is definitely an area they need to improve.”

Mourinho is currently preparing his team for a return to the Champions League next season after the Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League table but won the Europa League last term.

The Red Devils will go straight into the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition after their Europa League triumph.

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Read the full 888sport interview with Rene Meulensteen, including his thoughts on how Morata should be Mourinho’s top target this summer.

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