Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipped to make four signings including Jadon Sancho

Gary Neville thinks Manchester United need to make four stellar signings in the summer transfer window to even think about coming second next season – with more needed if they want to think about challenging Premier League champions Liverpool.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be backed by Ed Woodward and he has placed Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho top of his wishlist.

Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly are also on United’s radar.

Finances will have to be managed stringently after revenue streams were hit hard by the coronavirus.

But Neville insists United will have to be very active in the window if they are to close the gap on those at the top of the table.

“I don’t think this Manchester United team at this moment can challenge for the title next season,” Neville told Sky Sports. “It needs more additions and more of the right additions.

“To be fair to Ole, in the time he has been at the club, I think the players he has brought in have improved his team enormously.

“I think that he needs three or four more of those as a minimum before he can even think about getting up into third or second place.”

United’s starting XI is extremely strong but they drew 1-1 with West Ham last night as fatigue appeared to set in.

Neville is not worried about the quality of those currently selected by Solskjaer, he just fears for the lack of strength in depth.


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“My concern isn’t really for the front three or the midfield three, it’s the depth and the drop that you have beneath that talent,” the former defender added.

“When I say that Manchester United need a centre-forward, that’s not me saying they should sell Anthony Martial.

“They need a centre-forward because Manchester United should have two or three great centre-forwards.

“They should have two or three great wingers. Not just one in each position.”

Meanwhile, Woodward has admitted his side will take a “cautious” approach to the transfer window.

“The ongoing disruption from the pandemic – and the economic pressures it has created – has shown why it is so important for football clubs to focus on their financial stability,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have a strong and resilient commercial business which has supported long-term investment in our team.

“That will continue, albeit with extra caution in the coming months as we navigate our way through this uncertain period.”

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