Gary Neville names the signings Man United must make this summer
Gary Neville has his say on the signings Man United should make this summer
Gary Neville believes that Manchester United need to sign five new players this summer if they want to challenge for the title next season.
The Red Devils have been enjoying a remarkable turnaround in form in recent weeks since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho on an interim basis in December.
Manchester United are unbeaten in the Premier League under the Norwegian and they have also managed to knock out Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Solskjaer has rightly been earning plenty of praise for the impact he has had at Old Trafford since taking over from Mourinho.
However, it is inevitable that the Red Devils will already be thinking about the summer transfer window and the players they could sign to bolster their squad.
And former Manchester United defender Neville quite clearly thinks that the Red Devils are in need of a significant number of signings this summer.
Speaking in an interview with beIN Sports as quoted by the Daily Express, Neville said: “Manchester United need two centre-backs. I genuinely believe that.
“When you talk about United winning the Premier League title or trying to get to a Champions League final, you need top centre backs.
“They need two new centre backs and a right back. That’s a minimum I think for the summer. They’ve looked at doing that in the past and they need to do it this year.
“The manager needs a new back four, there’s no doubt.
“They need someone with authority. You watch Virgil van Dijk or Thiago Silva, they’re world-class centre backs and United need someone like that.
“I would say three defenders, one midfielder and one forward, because of the form of Alexis Sanchez.
“Unless he completely changes what he’s doing in the next few months, United need another forward.
“I’d say they need five additions to the squad. Then the squad would be in good shape and could challenge.”
Manchester United are currently preparing for their crunch clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils are looking to try and secure a place in the top four this season.