Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville says his former club must now build on their third-place finish with more investment in the transfer market this summer.
Despite finishing in the Champions League places, the Red Devils finished 33 points behind champions Liverpool and 15 behind Manchester City.
Neville thinks that if they are going to challenge those two clubs next campaign, United’s board must back manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer like they did with Jose Mourinho after his first season:
“The last time United finished in the top three they spent £170million under Jose Mourinho that summer and obviously didn’t invest it as wisely as they have this last year.”
“I think United need to invest that money again but do it correctly this time to get anywhere need Liverpool and City. That squad needs improving, that team needs improving.”
£170m doesn’t seem very much these days, but the financial impact of the global health crisis will mean finding the funds for transfers will be a challenge.
However, if United are to move forward, there is no doubt that the club need to invest to improve the depth of the squad. Solskjaer has had to rely on the same eleven too much in recent months and as Neville mentions, adding more options is vital if they are to keep up with the likes of Liverpool and City.