Paul Scholes reckons Man Utd need to buy a centre-forward and a centre-back this summer if they are to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City next season.
The Red Devils took their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 on Saturday when they beat Bournemouth 5-2 in a thrilling match at Old Trafford.
The impact of January transfer Bruno Fernandes and the emergence of youngster Mason Greenwood has seen fifth-placed Man Utd close the gap on third-placed Leicester to just three points.
“There is a big gap to close, there’s no doubt about that,” Scholes explained to BBC Radio Five Live on the gap to champions Liverpool.
“The points difference is ridiculous and the quality of Man City obviously is there for everyone to see.
“I really don’t think they are a million miles away. I know we spoke about four or five players but I think it’s two or three now.
“I think you are looking at a centre-forward, a really classy goal scorer and possibly a centre-half to play next to [Harry] Maguire.
“I think [Victor] Lindelof has done alright but I just think Maguire with his lack of pace at times [can get caught].
“If he’s got a really dominant centre-half next to him like a Rio Ferdinand or Jaap Stam, who bullies centre-forwards, I think that would be a big help to the team.”