Manchester United are ‘miles away’ from competing for the Premier League title and could need six more signings after the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, says Harry Redknapp.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already brought in Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea City and are about to announce the acquisition of England U21 full-back Wan-Bissaka.
The former Tottenham and West Ham manager also states that one of the big clubs could drop out of the Premier League top six next season, naming Arsenal and United as the most likely candidates.
There’s still lots of work to do and Redknapp has warned the Norwegian coach that United could slip out of the top six in the Premier League next season, which would probably see Ole lose his job!
“I think next season we might see one of the big six dropping out,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“I’m not sure how strong Arsenal are defensively and, unless they bring some players in, I don’t see where they’re going to be next year.
“I honestly think Manchester United are the same.
“Wan-Bissaka has a big future, but I think they need four, five, maybe even six players. I think they’re miles away.
“Manchester United need to bring in good players to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the chance to be successful and, looking at it at the moment, I wouldn’t see them making the top four.
“They need to restructure that team, there’s an awful lot of work that needs to be done there to get them challenging for the title again.
“Someone might creep into that top six next year, it would make a good change, wouldn’t it?
“I think maybe Everton, they finished strongly last year, and West Ham will be closer this year.
“West Ham have made a couple of good signings and they could be team that could certainly get closer.
“Even Wolves, they had a great season, they’ve got some fantastic players and they could be one of the teams getting in there.”
Redknapp is predicting another bleak year for the Red Devils.
And, by the way he’s talking, it doesn’t sound like he would be confident about Solskjaer keeping his job beyond next season.
Solskjaer needs to get United back into the Champions League – that’s all the Glazers care about as far as football is concerned – but the manager appears to have a plan in mind if the transfer window is anything to go by…
He wants to sign young, hungry homegrown talent but must mix it with some experience too. It’s all well and good having a team of grafters, but you need a bit of class too!
Let’s wait and see what happens.