Ex-Liverpool player tells Man Utd they need to make five signings

Date published: Wednesday 1st August 2018 7:26 - Joe Williams

Manchester United

Manchester United need five more signings to challenge for the Premier League title this season, says former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly at loggerheads with United chief Ed Woodward over transfers with the club potentially having to sell before it can buy.

The Portuguese coach has previously said that he wants another two signings before the window shuts but that is looking less likely by the day.

When asked on BBC Radio 5 Live how many signings United need to challenge for the Premier League title, Adam responded by saying: “Five, easily.

“They need a new left-back, a centre-half, a holding a midfielder.

“[They] need to get the best out of [Alexis] Sanchez somehow. Do they need to get another behind [Romelu] Lukaku?”

And that was a view shared by former England international Matthew Upson, who reckons Lukaku could do with some support in behind him.

“I think so because when you talk about [Marcus] Rashford and Sanchez, it’s a very distinctive role, it’s a key role,” said Upson. “You are leading that line, you are the focal point.

“When you’re constantly playing, darting around the spaces and that is your position, to go and switch to that, it’s not easy.

“I saw Rashford try and do it at Brighton away and it was a disaster for him.

“It’s such a focal part in how they play in terms of holding the ball up but you just feel that he needs another player behind Lukaku to lead the line.”


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