Gary Neville thinks Man Utd “need to invest” £170m this summer, like they did under Jose Mourinho, but “do it correctly this time”.
The Red Devils secured their place in next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Leicester securing a third-place finish after a remarkable turnaround.
Man Utd are unbeaten in the Premier League since the restart, winning six of their nine matches and picking up 21 of a possible 27 points on offer.
The addition of Bruno Fernandes in January certainly made a big difference and Man Utd are likely to dip into the transfer market again this summer.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “They (United’s starting XI) were absolutely done in with 20 minutes to go and that just demonstrates that they need more players in the squad.
Neville added: “The last time United finished in the top three they spent £170million under Jose Mourinho that summer and obviously didn’t invest it as wisely as they have this last year.
“I think United need to invest that money again but do it correctly this time to get anywhere need Liverpool and City. That squad needs improving, that team needs improving.
“They need to improve the first XI, first and foremost. That’s not to the detriment of any of the players that have played today. There are players who were out there who are good enough to be part of the squad that can still compete if you’re going to play 55, 60 games in a season.
Neville continued: “It’s about making sure you get players in that want to play for the right club, who are coming for the right reasons.”