Dimitar Berbatov names the two signings Man United must make

Man United need to sign a defender and a midfielder this summer, according to Dimitar Berbatov

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Manchester United need to sign a new centre-half and midfielder this summer, according to Dimitar Berbatov.

The Red Devils have been in dreadful form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was officially confirmed as the club’s new permanent manager back in March.

Manchester United have only managed to win one game in April and they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Chelsea FC at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Red Devils are facing an uphill struggle to qualify for next season’s Champions League, with Solskjaer’s side currently in sixth place with two games left to play.

Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players this summer as they set about rebuilding their squad ahead of next season.

And former Manchester United striker Berbatov believes that the Red Devils need to strengthen their squad in two key areas.

Speaking in an interview with Metro, Berbatov said: “No disrespect to the players, they are good players to play for Manchester United, but I think they need players at the back.

“It’s up to Ole to decide how many he needs and what type of defenders he brings in but a centre-back is needed. They have issues there.

“They need someone who can bring the ball out, to give it to Pogba. Not someone who just kicks it and makes the forward players fight for the second ball.

“I also think midfield – between the defence and Pogba.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Sunday when they travel to Huddersfield Town in the top flight.

The Red Devils will likely need to win their remaining two games to have any hope of finishing in the top four this season.

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