Roy Keane has advised Manchester United to focus less on recruiting attackers in the transfer window and instead thinks they should prioritise adding defenders to their squad.
While the former midfield general thinks there’s a ‘feel-good factor’ back at Old Trafford after an impressive 11-game unbeaten run and he’s been impressed how new signings, such as Bruno Fernandes, have adapted to life in Manchester.
Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and James Maddison are among the players who have been most frequently linked with a transfer to the Premier League giants this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought to be keen to bolster his attack.
But former United team-mate Keane believes the two biggest problems in the current squad are at centre-half and left-back.
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‘I think there’s certainly a feel-good factor back at United over the last number of games,’ Keane told Sky Sports. ‘Also in the back of your mind if you think Pogba can get back, if Rashford can get fit towards the end of the season, it would be a big boost for them.
‘There’s definitely a feel-good factor but there’s still a long way back for United yet. I still think they are a long way behind City and obviously Liverpool.
‘Yeah, the signs are better than 12 months ago, I think the signings have all settled in very, very well.
‘They’ll only get better with time, and if they can have a good finish to the season, if we can get around to playing games, and if they can get one or two very good players again in the summer then that’s another big step.
‘But I think in terms of their recovery I think there’s a bit to go yet.’
Asked who he’d like to see United sign, he added: ‘Every time you talk about the big clubs and what they need, everyone talks about attacking players.
‘I still think they need one or two defenders. I’m still not convinced by the centre-halves.
‘I’m certainly not convinced by Shaw, I think [Brandon] Williams has done well as a young kid, even though he’s right footed playing on that side.
‘You know what, they’ve been linked with a number of players, Grealish, Maddison, nobody springs to mind.’
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