Mike Phelan outlines Man United’s desire to make ‘superstar’ signings
Man United assistant manager Mike Phelan says the Red Devils still want to make "superstar" signings
Manchester United are still targeting “superstar” signings, according to assistant manager Mike Phelan.
The Red Devils boosted their top-four bid with a 2-1 victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Marcus Rashford scored either side of half-time to secure three valuable points for the 20-time English champions.
Manchester United are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC after 15 rounds of fixtures in the Premier League.
The Red Devils signed Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United haven’t made a marquee signing since Paul Pogba completed an £89m move to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s number two Phelan has reassured the club’s supporters that Manchester United are still targeting superstars to improve their squad.
“I think there has got to be a blend,” Phelan told The Evening Standard.
“I think Manchester United still do want superstars, but I think they still want to see them coming through and progressing and being part of something special.
“The fans are changing all the time. We’ve got senior fans, old age pensioners, young fans, but it’s become far more global than it’s ever been and I think all those people understand what Manchester United is all about otherwise they wouldn’t support them.
“They don’t just support them for the superstars, they support them because they can embrace the whole tradition of the football club.”
Manchester United are in sixth position in the Premier League table after their 2-1 win against Spurs on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils will make the short trip to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in the derby on Saturday evening before they host Everton at Old Trafford the following weekend.
Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.
The 20-time English champions have appointed David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho since Ferguson’s retirement.