Gary Neville says Manchester United, as they are, can forget about challenging for the Premier League title next season.
United stumbled to a 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday night – a result which means they must avoid against Leicester in their final game to finish in the top four.
But any hopes of improving on that have been dampened by Neville. He believes they still need three or four top players.
“I don’t think this Manchester United team at this moment can challenge for the title next season,” Neville said on 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.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to add to his squad this summer and, according to the BBC the club are confident of landing Jadon Sancho, plus two others.
The BBC’s Simon Stome also believes central defence is a priority position for Solskjaer, despite the Norwegian’s recent denial.
While Jack Grealish has also been linked with a big-money transfer.
Neville concerned by United squad depth
Neville says it is the strength in depth that United must acquire.
“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,” added Neville.
“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.”