Gary Neville believes Manchester United must make the right decisions in the next three to four transfer windows if they want to start competing for honours once again.
The TV pundit refused to lay the blame all at the door of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he thinks that recruitment over the next two years will prove decisive in how United’s future will play out:
“Manchester United are now getting the pain they deserve for poor decisions at board level and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to make sure that the clean-up job he’s doing, which needs to be done for the mess that’s gone before him, that he gets the opportunity to spend the money the others have had to spend.”
“If Man United recruit well in the next three or four transfer windows, they’ve got the bones of something. If they recruit badly, they’ll end up suffering.”
Supporters are, however, restless after picking up just nine points from their opening eight games. They are 15 points behind league leaders Liverpool already and just six points from the bottom of the table.
Injuries are certainly playing the part, with Diogo Dalot’s injury in the second half against Newcastle making it nine players unavailable. However, the lack of quality in the squad is a major concern.
Whether Solskjaer can keep his job will likely be determined by how the team respond after the international break. They face Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday week before four consecutive away games.