Gary Neville gives January transfer window advice to Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd side have launched an unlikely title challenge (Picture: Getty)

Gary Neville has implored Manchester United to resist the temptation of panic buying during the January transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was under mounting pressure ahead of last month’s victory at Everton prior to the international break.

Since that victory at Goodison Park, United have embarked on an impressive run of form which as seen the Red Devils climb to within five points of the Premier League summit with a game in-hand.

Solskjaer missed out on several of his primary targets over the summer, including the likes of Jadon Sancho, but is keen to invest in his squad next month in order to sustain a credible title challange.

The Norwegian sanctioned a move for Bruno Fernandes 12 months ago and the Portugal international has had a transformative effect on the club and Neville believes United should only bolster their ranks if they can find players of a similar calibre.

Bruno Fernandes joined Man Utd from Sporting Lisbon last January and has had a sensational impact (Picture: Getty)

He said: ‘I’m not sure. If the right player is there they yes, because they need to improve the team. But if its not there, I wouldn’t panic. They wont panic because they’ve been doing it a bit better in recent years.

‘They’re a confusing bunch because three or four weeks ago, two weeks ago eve, you were looking at this Manchester United team and thinking it’s going to be a tough old season. Going out of Europe, the performance in the first half against West Ham was awful. But after tonight, the glass looks half full.

‘The squad has been used, the performance against Leeds, they’re scoring goals, the depth of the squad looks good. Leicester is another big game, if they go there and win they will really be gathering confidence. From three weeks ago, there was a point I thought this would be a real challenge.

‘But I think right now the fans will be happy because the players have a lot of quality. If they can get into a rhythm and start to produce performances over 90 minutes consistently, that bunch of players… there’s some big characters and big talents in there. It’s getting better and they are stronger and they have match-winners.’

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