Roy Keane has recommended Erik ten Hag ought to substitute Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer time and make 4 different signings to strengthen his squad.
United have signed Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen and Netherlands defender Tyrell Malacia thus far this summer time, whereas an agreement has been reached with Ajax for Argentina international Lisandro Martinez.
However Keane believes additional reinforcements are wanted as Manchester United look to make up floor on Premier League rivals Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool.
United endured one other underwhelming season final 12 months, ending sixth within the Premier League and struggling of their home and European cup competitions.
In Ten Hag, Manchester United have a supervisor who has loved a lot success at Ajax, however whether or not he can proceed to select up silverware at Previous Trafford stays to be seen.
United have largely struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson retired a decade in the past, failing to win any trophies since 2017 and going by way of a string of managers.
Requested which areas Manchester United nonetheless must strengthen following the additions of Eriksen and Malacia, Keane mentioned: ‘Off the highest of my head it’s the midfield.
‘They want some high quality gamers within the center. They want some physicality, some power. That’s the place I’d begin.’
In a phase with Sky Bet, former Manchester Metropolis defender Micah Richards then mentioned: ‘Defence as properly?’
To which Keane replied: ‘After all, the entire core of the workforce wants bettering… the full-backs, the striker and I’m not satisfied with the goalkeeper both.’
Keane mentioned final season was ‘disastrous’ for Manchester United however insists he wouldn’t accept a fourth-place end within the Premier League subsequent 12 months.
‘I don’t suppose that must be your mindset going right into a season that you just’d accept fourth,’ the previous Previous Trafford captain added.
‘You’re clearly going to do in addition to you may and also you’re competing to get into the Champions League; for monetary causes, the model, the membership, the highest gamers wish to play in that.
‘However you shouldn’t be ruling out that you could nonetheless win a cup competitors, [it was a] disastrous season and also you’d wish to suppose there will probably be some enchancment, however I wouldn’t simply sit there — as poor as they’re and go; “I’d accept prime 4”. I wouldn’t.’
Manchester United have impressed in Ten Hag’s first pre-season on the membership, sealing victories over Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.
The Pink Devils have three extra pre-season friendlies – towards Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano – earlier than they start their Premier League marketing campaign towards Brighton on August 7.
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