Roy Keane thinks Man Utd still need to strengthen their defence this summer and doubts they will challenge for a Premier League title in the next couple of years.
The Red Devils are currently on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions with their performances a big improvement to what fans were seeing earlier in the season.
The arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January and the potential of a midfield partnership with Paul Pogba has got a lot of supporters dreaming of titles again in the not-so-distant future.
However, Keane has brought expectations back down to earth with Man Utd still “missing something”.
“They’re a few players off yet,” Keane told the Irish Independent.
“They have obviously strengthened but the table doesn’t lie. Look at their points total. I know people say they’ve had one or two decent results – against Man City and Liverpool – but it’s all about the point. They haven’t been consistent enough.
“They will certainly be pushing to get that fourth position but trying to get fourth and winning the league is a big leap. They need one or two players. I think United are short at the back.
“So, no, I don’t see United competing in the next year or two for the league. I think there’s going to be improvement and they will close the gap, but there is a bit of work to be done for Ole and the players. They’re missing something.”