Gary Neville has noticed how Manchester United players are bonding better after a slow start to the season – as well as Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit last month.
The former Manchester United right-back is impressed by the team’s current form after a consecutive run of wins over Bournemouth, Wolves, Nottingham Forest and Burnley since the World Cup.
United have won all of their games since Ronaldo left the club, so even Piers Morgan would struggle to suggest we are struggling without the 37-year-old.
“I think coming through the situation with Cristiano, coming through the situation with [Harry] Maguire and overcoming the difficult start – they have all bonded together more than what they would have done with an ordinary or normal start,” Neville said, as quoted by The Sun.
“Ten Hag is now in a strong position to call the shots, but they need a striker.”
While I agree with Neville that we’ve benefited from Ronaldo’s exit, it doesn’t change the fact that this team is crying out for a goalscorer up front. Someone to feed on the chances our midfield players create.
As for the bonding that Neville has noticed amongst the United players… I’m not one bit surprised that the players are able to create a better environment without stropping Ronaldo in the corner waiting to spoil it for everyone else.
Let us know in the comments section which striker you would like to see United sign.