Gary Neville: Man United must sign ‘two or three’ players in January
Gary Neville says Man United should spend big in the January transfer window
Gary Neville believes that Manchester United will have to spend big in January if they are to reverse their stuttering form.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found himself under yet more pressure at the weekend after the Red Devils were held to a 3-3 draw by newly-promoted Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
Manchester United have struggled to find consistent form all season and they currently find themselves down in ninth place in the Premier League table.
Indeed, the Red Devils have only managed to win four of their opening 13 games in the Premier League to leave them well off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification.
Given their poor form, it is likely that the Red Devils will be linked with a host of possible signings in the lead-up to the January transfer window.
And former Red Devils defender Neville feels that Solskjaer will need to spend big on bringing in some experienced players in the winter transfer window.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to go and spend the club’s money for himself, on two or three experienced players.
“He must demand it, he’s not going to be there to see the fruits of the labour that he’s putting in because there’s a lot of good young players on that pitch that I enjoy watching, but unless they get the players in and around them quickly, they’ll not see the standard and won’t have the maturity.
“Ole’s going to have to be selfish. He’s going to have to have that ruthless streak that a [Jose] Mourinho has, or a [Antonio] Conte has, and he’s going to have to go and spend the club’s money in the January window and put two or three experienced players in that group and they could come alive.”
Manchester United will take on Astana in the Europa League on Thursday night, before they switch their attentions to their home clash against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.