Manchester United must be ruthless about enhancing collective standards, Gary Neville has said.
He recently revealed that a new CB must be signed to compete with Victor Lindelof and clarity must be provided on David de Gea’s future.
According to him, Ole has to spend on a right winger, centre-forward, left-back, and even goalkeeper becaue the squad is still lacking.
He added that Ole must also think about keeping or discarding De Gea, but he has to be sure that the Spanish professional can get back to the level fans were formerly used to.
His words, “Solskjaer needs to spend money, but not recklessly”,
“There needs to be a right winger, there needs to be a challenge at centre-forward, at left-back, definitely a goalkeeper and they need a centre-back, a top centre-back who can bring that level of domination to a defence like Virgil van Dijk does at Liverpool, like Vincent Kompany did when Manchester City were winning titles.
“I don’t think Harry Maguire hasn’t had a good season; I just think he needs a partner. That’s not being unfair on Victor Lindelof, who may need a partner as well. He and Maguire are both good defenders, but I think United need a centre-back as well. You’ve got to be ruthless, the best managers in the world are ruthless.”
On De Gea, “I was nervous about him in his first year or two at Manchester United but then he did prove to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world for four or five years. In the last 18 months he’s been riddled with mistakes and only Solskjaer can make that decision over the goalkeeper.
“What I would say about that decision is that Solskjaer has to be decisive and ruthless with that decision, he’s got to think about himself and the club. If he thinks De Gea is going to return to the level he was at before, stick with him.
“He’s still got that decision in his hands, but he’s at least got through that until the end of the season. De Gea hasn’t put a foot wrong in the last two matches [against West Ham and Leicester].”
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