Gary Neville urges Manchester United to prioritise three transfers this summer

Gary Neville has explained how Manchester United should approach the transfer window (YouTube)

Gary Neville believes Manchester United should make three signings a priority for the upcoming transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have finished the season strongly and their record of four wins from their last five Premier League matches has put them in strong contention to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is one of United’s top targets for the summer, while the club have also been linked with signing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

But as well as a new right winger, Neville believes a new centre-back partner for Harry Maguire and a new striker to challenge Anthony Martial should be United’s priority targets this summer.

Asked who United need to sign in the upcoming transfer window, Neville told Webby and O’Neill: ‘Definitely a centre-back, a challenger for David De Gea, a right winger and a centre-forward, in my opinion.

‘It’s not to replace Martial, it’s to challenge Martial. It means Greenwood doesn’t have to play right wing all the time.

Gary Neville has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign competition for Anthony Martial (Getty Images)

‘I think do think the club need a winger who can play both sides, personally. I think they need a centre-forward.

‘In 1999 we had Sheringham, Cole and Solskjaer in the building, Sir Alex Ferguson signed Dwight Yorke to challenge them, to complement them, to play with them. Not to replace them.

‘You can sign a player in the same position as another player without disrespecting that player if he’s got the right attitude.

‘So for me, the idea of a right winger coming in doesn’t mean Mason Greenwood is sat in the stands.

Jadon Sancho is one of Manchester United’s top targets for the summer (AFP via Getty Images)

‘It’s to have a squad capable of winning the Premier League and the Champions League. You can’t do that with 11 players or 13 players, you need 15, 16, 17 players of the highest quality.

‘Yes, you can’t have too many where there’s then that disruption with the personalities. But you still need competitiveness, you still need competition in each space.

‘We definitely need a top centre-half alongside Harry Maguire, in my opinion. We need a centre-forward, a right winger, you could argue left-back.

‘But I think to me, centre-forward, right wing and centre-back are priorities.

‘But Ole might not think they are priorities, he might think he’s okay with what he’s got.

‘But looking at the squad, I would say a really dominant, quick, centre-back going in there alongside Maguire and Wan-Bissaka, maybe with Shaw at left-back, for me you’d see a top back four then.’

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