Man Utd only need to make “one more signing” and hold onto Paul Pogba to challenge for the Premier League title next season, according to Phil Neville.
The Red Devils are currently on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions after their extra-time victory over Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday.
United have been linked with a number of players that would improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this summer, with reports on Sunday claiming that Aston Villa Jack Grealish has bought a house nearby as he ‘edges closer’ to a move.
On how close Man Utd are to competing for the Premier League title, Neville told Premier League Daily (via Goal): “I think one more signing.
“You think about Liverpool signing [Virgil] Van Dijk and Alisson in goal. One or two more signings or [Paul] Pogba and one more signing playing to their absolute best. I think United can get closer.”
When pushed on what position the Red Devils need to strengthen, Neville added: “Centre-back, you look at the impact Van Dijk had.
“Maguire has had a really strong impact but another real strong centre-back. They’ve still got to be defensively sound. One more signing and United can challenge.”
On Solskjaer’s attacking plans going forward, Neville continued: “He’ll want Rashford to develop into a centre-forward, 100 per cent.
“But I think Rashford, Martial and Greenwood like to play in and around a centre forward. It wouldn’t be a surprise if they still went into the transfer market and bought a centre forward.
“But with Pogba and Fernandes and their type of creativity, Martial and Rashford and Greenwood will get better service. It means that when they play a little loose, they’ve got someone in Fernandes who will play that killer pass.”