Manchester United legend Gary Neville reckons that there is a lot of work to be done in the transfer market this summer if the club wants to claw back the ground lost to Chelsea over the last couple of seasons.
And, as usual, we tend to agree with much of what he has said about the areas that need strengthening.
“I would think the right-back position is going to be looked at, either as support to Antonio Valencia or someone to take the number one spot.
Agreed. We think that Nathaniel Clyne looks like the perfect addition on the right flank with his pace, power and quality going forward. If that deal doesn’t come off then Seamus Coleman would be a decent option.
“I think centre-back. Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones don’t stay fit long enough to keep a partnership there.
Definitely. Jones and Smalling have formed a decent partnership but they would still worry you in a Champions League semi. Mats Hummels looks destined to join and we would love to see the brilliant youngster America Laporte come in.
“If Michael Carrick gets injured, he needs someone in holding midfield,”
Undoubtedly. Ilkay Gundogan has been strongly linked but we would like to see a bigger physical presence in front of the defence. Morgan Schneiderlin is one of the best anchor men in the league and would be a great choice.
“I think probably a wide area and it depends what he does with Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao at the end of the summer. There will be a big decision in the forward area as well.
“There’s still probably three or four names to be added.”
We would offload both and bring in a young star to eventually fill Wayne Rooney’s boots. But it may be more wise to hold on to RvP for one more season.
We also believe that a right winger is needed.
Another huge summer beckons for Manchester United.