Roy Keane: The one or two signings Man United must make

Roy Keane explains why he thinks Man United need to bring in "one or two" new defenders this summer

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Roy Keane
Roy Keane (Photo: Sky Sports)

Roy Keane believes that Manchester United need to bring in “one or two” new defenders in the forthcoming summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are bound to be linked with a whole host of players in the coming weeks and months as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his squad ahead of his second full season in charge at Old Trafford.

Manchester United were active in the January transfer window as they completed a deal to bring in Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon and Odion Ighalo on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of attacking players in recent weeks, including Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho.

However, former Red Devils midfielder Keane feels that Manchester United would be wiser to focus on bolstering their defensive options to bring some much-needed stability to their back-line.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Keane said: “People always talk about the big clubs needing attacking players but I still think United need one or two defenders.

“I’m not convinced with the centre-half [pairing], they need another centre-half, and I’m certainly not convinced by Luke Shaw.

“Brandon Williams has done well as a young kid, even though he’s right-footed playing on that side.”

Manchester United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC in the race for Champions League qualification via a top-four finish.

The Red Devils ended up sixth and without a trophy under Solskjaer last season.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Ian Wright
‘Gutted’: Ian Wright sends message to Arsenal fans about Mesut Ozil
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes rates Edinson Cavani’s impact in Man United training
Ander Herrera
‘They did good’: Ander Herrera reacts to Man United’s win over PSG
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms injury blow ahead of Man United v Chelsea FC
Owen Hargreaves
‘I love him’: Owen Hargreaves raves about Man United defender
Jadon Sancho
Borussia Dortmund chief sends message to Man United about Jadon Sancho
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves reacts to Thomas Partey’s display in Arsenal’s 2-1 win at Rapid Vienna
Michael Owen
Michael Owen claims Chelsea FC star created ‘fear’ with his display
Man United legend Ryan Giggs
‘We’ll score goals’: Ryan Giggs looks ahead to Man United v Chelsea FC