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United will struggle to land big signings

Chelsea-v-Manchester-United-David-Moyes_3069474Gary Neville believes that Manchester United need to sing three or four players if they’re to return to the top of the Premier League as swiftly as possible, for the current crop isn’t good enough to sustain a title challenge, which has been widely highlighted in the first six months of this season.

With only 10 days left in the January transfer window, United, as it’s now become tradition with them, have been linked with about a dozen different players, while David Moyes and the rest of the coaching staff have traveled across Europe to scout players but, as things stand, the arrival list at Old Trafford remains empty.

“I would never get too despondent because that’s not the way I look at it, but you would never say as a Manchester United person at the club that we need to sign players,” said Neville.

“It’s the last thing you say because you have respect for your team-mates, you have respect for the players who are in your club, you always rely on the quality of the development teams to come through, but there are a group of players out there who need help.

“They’re a good bunch of lads out there who have won the Champions League and many trophies for United, but they need inspiration and they need lifting. You saw the effect of Ozil at Arsenal, those players, that manager they need fresh blood and they know that,” continued Neville.

“They’re not scouring all over Europe and travelling all over Europe and being spotted at Juventus and Madrid because they don’t want to sign players, they need to sign players.

“I don’t think it needs a rebuild, I honestly don’t. I think two, three, four players – but the problem is everyone knows they want top players and to get them will be so difficult because nobody wants to sell them,” said the former United right-back.

Neville, however, believes that even if United had the financial capability to secure world class players, their previous failures in the transfer window and the inability to compete with the likes of PSG, Manchester City and other big spenders could mean United might struggle to recruit new faces.

“I think it’s a squad that needs an impetus and when you sign players at a squad it brings a new lease of life to everybody and that’s what it needs to me, not a rebuild. There’s a lot of good young talent there.

“I think if they could go and sign four top players for huge money in the next week I think they would go and do it straight away. I think the problem is getting them,” G Nev told Sky Sports.

“They didn’t get the targets they wanted and that is going to be a problem going forward for them because they want the same players.

“They will remain calm, Manchester United don’t panic. The manager will get time to build his team, he’ll get time to develop his squad. At the moment the players are playing for their future at Manchester United because they’ve got to impress that manager and the more games they lose the more he’ll be thinking are you the right person for me to take forward.

“There are a lot of good players in that squad but he’s got decisions to make in the next six months. There’s no doubt he (Moyes) needs players, the players need players, they need help and support.”

Dan