Even though Bruno Fernandes has improved Manchester United massively, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are still some way off competing with the league leaders, admits Paul Scholes.
But for the first time in years, Scholes feels United could close the gap. First they need to make three or four signings to challenge Liverpool and Man City for the Premier League title.
“I still think they are a bit off the pace, they’ve looked good lately since Fernandes came in but Liverpool and Manchester City are streets ahead,” the United legend told BBC Radio 5 Live (quotes via GOAL).
“There are three or four signings that can help but for the first time in a long time you feel like they could close the gap to the top.”
As for United’s top targets there are two names on Solskjaer’s wishlist, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is destined to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is also reportedly on the club’s radar.
Earlier this week, the United boss claimed the COVID-19 crisis won’t prevent his side from landing their targets, which is reassuring to say the least.
With training and matches halted in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Norwegian has utilised some of this unexpected free time to pinpoint how best to improve the squad.
And the hope will be to challenge next season.
“Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” Solskjaer said, as per RTE.
“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans.
“We’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluate games, discussing on video calls like this.”