Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has revealed key areas Manchester United must strengthen this summer. according to Gary Neville, Manchester United will need a central midfielder, a new striker to ease the burden off Cristiano Ronaldo, and new wingbacks as they become key in the modern-day game.
Manchester United failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing six in the Premier League. with the arrival of Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United, the Dutch international has a huge challenge at his hands of restoring Old Trafford to his glory days.
The Red Devils have confirmed the departure of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and Nemanja Matic leaving Fred and Mctommay as the only senior midfielders on the team. they also confirmed the departure of Edinson Cavani meaning 37 years old Cristiano Ronaldo is the only striker left on the team.
Erik Ten Hag has already identified Frankie De Jong as one of the midfielders to replace the departed players. there are reports that Barcelona has rejected Manchester United’s first bid for Frenkie De Jong. The Red Devils are also said to miss out on Uruguay and Benfica striker Darwin Nunez after Liverpool had agreed on personal terms with the player and also agreed to pay Benfica 100 million Euros transfer fees.
What did Gary Neville say?
In an interview with the Manchester United website, the former Manchester United right-back said: “I think, to be honest with you, I don’t know which area needs strengthening fully until we know which players the new manager likes.
“We know the areas they need to strengthen.
“Central midfield is an absolute necessity. An absolute necessity. Manchester United needs midfield players.
“They also need a center-forward. I know Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to stay and he’s a brilliant performer, but they need a center-forward. Center-forward is a must.
“I think there’ll need to be a wide player, just to beef up the squad, and I think full-backs are critical in the modern game.
“[There are] four full-backs there, it’ll be interesting to see which two, three, or four of those are liked.”
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