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Keane: “United need six players”

keane-gRoy Keane believes Manchester United’s dismal season is the result of years spent cutting corners in the transfer market and David Moyes will need to bring in “five or six” players in the summer, a revamp that Keano has described as something that should be embraced, by the club’s hierarchy and supporters alike.

United’s woes plunged to a whole new level on Sunday, when United struggled to find the net against bottom of the table Fulham, before netting twice in three minutes only to concede yet another late equaliser, as they did against Southampton and Cardiff earlier in the season.

David Moyes’ pedestrian tactics have come under intense scrutiny, given United’s inability to put even the likes of Fulham to sword – even though the Reds did create more chances against the Cottagers than in other occasions this season – but Keane believes the problem doesn’t lie with the manager, but with the personnel at Moyes’ disposal.

“I think Man United need five or six players. If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting,” the former United captain told the Mirror.

“These can be exciting times for Man United. Get them back to the very top where they belong.

“They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year.”

Speaking about David Moyes, Keane said: “I think the man deserves plenty of time. I think people have been afraid to use the word that there might be ‘rebuilding’ going on but that’s exactly the word I would use.”