Pat Nevin claims Jose Mourinho knows signing Man United need

The Chelsea FC legend believes Manchester United need to sign a striker in the summer transfer window

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Pat Nevin believes Jose Mourinho knows Manchester United need to sign a striker in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table in the 2017-18 season to secure a spot in the Champions League for the second successive season.

Manchester United’s finish was their best since the Red Devils won the Premier League in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge at Old Trafford in 2013.

The 20-time English champions lost 1-0 to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley following Eden Hazard’s first-half winner.

Romelu Lukaku scored 16 times and made seven assists in 34 games in the Premier League following his £75m move from Everton in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old 10 times in the Champions League and the FA Cup to provide Manchester United with a threat up front.

However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to Major League Soccer outfit La Galaxy during the 2017-18 season to leave Mourinho lightweight up front.

Former Chelsea FC winger Nevin believes Manchester United will need to sign a new centre-forward to support Lukaku next term.

“I think there will be a striker to put a bit of pressure on Lukaku,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk. “Jose knows it is something Man United have to have.”

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 to make a premature exit from the competition.

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