Neville Cites Two Ballon d’Or Nominees As He Talks About United’s Ideal January Target

Neville Cites Two Ballon d’Or Nominees As He Talks About United’s Ideal January Target

Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that his former club should look to sign a striker in the same mould as Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino or Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min when the January transfer window reopens.

After a difficult start to the campaign, the feeling is that the club need to sign another number nine. However, Neville doesn’t believe an old fashioned striker is the answer, and he cites the two Ballon d’Or nominees as examples of what manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking for:

“I think United want a striker like Firmino, like Son at Tottenham. I think [Solskjaer] wants that type of player. I don’t think he wants a typical striker who is basically going to be a Lukaku or a Costa.”


“I don’t think he’s looking for that type. I think he’s looking for a more mobile type in a front three or a front two.”

United have been linked with Lyon’s Moussa Dembele as a possible solution, but Neville is suggesting that the Manchester club must look for a player who can play right across the front three.

Whoever they decide to target, though, Solskjaer will want to solve the lack of goals as soon as possible with the Red Devils having scored just ten in nine Premier League games so far this season.