Gary Neville lists the five new players Man Utd need after West Ham loss

Date published: Monday 23rd September 2019 1:08

Gary Neville claims Manchester United are a good five players behind being able to match Liverpool’s quality after reflecting on their damaging defeat at West Ham.

The Red Devils have only picked up eight points from their first six matches of the Premier League season and already find themselves 10 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Roy Keane did not hold back in his criticism of Manchester United’s display, telling them multiple home truths, while United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also spoke out after Jose Mourinho had his say on their troubles.

And following United‘s unconvincing performance against the Hammers, Neville has claimed that the club need to invest heavily in five positions.

“Ole will realise that that’s a really poor performance and that he has a lot of work to do,” Neville told the Gary Neville podcast.

“I shouldn’t be surprised. This team is not ready. There will be lots of pain and it was painful today.

“They were lethargic. When you let games drift and pass by, other teams gain confidence. I’m not panicking but they need to really quickly and efficiently identify five or players to go alongside De Gea, Maguire.

“They need a couple of midfielders, a striker to carry the frontline, a wide player and a left-back. They know what they want and the fans know that.

 

 

“But they have to be of the right type. It could take 18 months to find the players you want. I wanted United to win today but I’m not surprised. I’m not surprised West Ham did a job on them.”

United, meanwhile, have been linked with two new players in January, with a Belgian defender and an Argentinian No 10 on Solskjaer’s radar.

 

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