Gary Neville: Manchester United Still Need Three or Four
“This team is a lot more likeable than the one which was here two years ago when you thought Manchester United’s recruitment had lost direction.”
It’s easy to see where he’s coming from.
Both players joined this season, which also proves the Red Devils’ recruitment no longer lacks direction.
More Needed Still
“But I would urge some caution,” Neville added.
“Manchester United are sixth in the Premier League. They have a squad which is improving with young players. But there is still some work to be done in the transfer market to get this team to a title-winning team – which has to be Manchester United’s ambition.”
“There is more needed and a lot more needed: Three or four players of high quality of the Bruno Fernandes type to get them to the point where they can challenge.”
Manchester United now sit fifth after that victory over Brighton.
They remain 34 points behind Liverpool, who have already been crowned champions. The reality is, whether Manchester United are 15 games unbeaten or not, that is what they’re aiming to be in the long run.
They don’t want to get stuck in the rut of chasing Champions League football year-after-year and that becoming enough. It’s not enough for a club of Manchester United’s level and is never going to be.