Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves thinks the Red Devils should not be looking to sign too many players in the summer, in the club’s attempts to get back challenging at the top of the table.
The BT Sport pundit feels a right-winger, defensive midfielder and a left-sided centre-back would be the three areas he would be focusing on at the end of the season:
“It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. If you can have a Jadon Sancho – they need a right-winger – Sancho playing off the right hand would make a huge difference. Bellingham is 16 or 17, he’s going to be a super player but you need someone right now.”
“I think they need a Ndidi type, a defensive sitter. If you have Pogba and Fernandes then I think you need a defensive one there. I think they also need a left-sided centre-back. They have Lindelof, Maguire, Bailly but a left-sided centre-back would make a big difference.”
Hargreaves’ point about a left-sided defender is an interesting one. Luke Shaw has performed ably in the role when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opted to play three at the back, but he is not a specialist centre-half so a new addition may well be considered.
In midfield, the club do have the likes of Nemanja Matic and Fred who can play in the holding midfield role, but the dynamism and mobility that someone like Ndidi could provide would certainly be welcomed.
As for Sancho, it is no secret that United are interested in the Borussia Dortmund star but they will likely have to battle the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool for his signature.