Manchester United’s excellent 3-0 win against Brighton has got many fans talking about what this team could achieve next season but Gary Neville has urged supporters to keep their expectations in check.
The Red Devils have certainly improved dramatically since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January, but Neville believes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to sign three or four more players of similar quality to become title contenders:
“There’s still some work to do in the transfer market to get this team to a title-winning team, which has to be Manchester United’s ambition. Definitely a step in the right direction, some of the players are progressing, year-on-year, month-on-month, but there’s still a lot more needed.”
“Three or four players of high-quality – the Bruno Fernandes type – that would get them to a point to start to challenge.”
Although Neville is right to be cautious, with United still in fifth, 34 points behind league champions Liverpool, Fernandes’s signing has been the catalyst for other players to step up to the plate.
The return of Paul Pogba from injury, combined with an exciting front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood means the future certainly looks very bright.
Of course, there are improvements to be made, but if they continue this type of form heading into next season, there is no telling what heights this team can reach.