Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville has named four positions Erik ten Hag should target in the summer transfer window.
The Reds were knocked out of the Europa League on after a humbling 3-0 defeat away to Sevilla on Thursday night.
United will be aiming to be in the Champions League next season, though, and Ten Hag will need better players in his squad to compete with the best teams across Europe.
A number of players have already been linked with a move to Old Trafford, including Harry Kane and Evan Ferguson, but we understood that the manager’s transfer kitty depends heavily on whether the Glazers sell the club in time.
Gary Neville has listed four areas United should pinpoint first. The first position he named is the goalkeeper, with David de Gea subject to criticism by large sections of the support. The Spaniard’s contract is set to run out this summer, although it is believed that he will agree new terms to stay at Old Trafford.
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— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 22, 2023
The second area Neville pinpointed in a Q&A with fans on Twitter was centre-back. It goes without saying that United need better back-up options for Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, while either Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof — possibly both — could be moved on in the transfer window to generate funds.
However, United’s priority position this summer is undoubtedly going to be up front. Wout Weghorst joined on loan in January as a stop-gap and he is nowhere near the level we demand to bring titles back to Old Trafford.
The last area mentioned by Neville was a position he is quite familiar with… at right-back. Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have done well in parts of this season, however, there’s no denying that we could improve the area ten fold with an attack-minded addition.
Let us know what areas you would prioritise this summer.
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