Gary Neville reveals the three dream signings he would make at Manchester United.
While Neville is ever supportive of his former club, he always has a little something to throw in the mix.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, he said United lacked spine in their team, and that new signing such as Harry Maguire was crucial to the team finding that.
“Manchester United, somehow, have got to find a spine.”
“Look at Liverpool. Fabinho, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, unbelievable players, same with Manchester City’s spine.”
“My thing at the moment is how do Manchester United recruit, in the next 12 to 18 months, a spine that will help United’s younger players?”
“Years ago, United’s spine were players like Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Peter Schmeichel, Roy Keane, Andy Cole, Eric Cantona.”
“The spine of that team is immense. The problem with United’s team now is not the younger players on the pitch.”
“The spine of the team is Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Ashley Young, and David de Gea.”
“Who knows what the likes of Andreas Pereira, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James will become, they need a spine.”
“If Manchester United get the right three players in amongst that squad, they won’t be far off. It can be done.”
Since then he has taken to twitter in Q&A sessions with fans. The latest session brought about some interesting thoughts from Neville.
With declaring he would sign Raphael Varane, N’Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe.
Varane , Kante and Mbappe https://t.co/cvI1uYJERh
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 17, 2019
While his opinion can be taken with a pinch of salt and he is admittedly talking dream scenario.
He firmly believes that the transfer window activity is a great place to start by righting the wrongs at United.
He also thinks that securing David De Gea is a great place to start.
Neville added; “I’ve got to believe it’s good news.”
“He’s had a difficult time in the Premier League. When players are distracted it doesn’t help.”
“He’s lost his place in the national team and made more mistakes for Manchester United than ever before.”
“But now he’s signed you hope that settles him down and he starts performing.”
“Manchester United need a spine. They haven’t got a strong, dominant spine. De Gea can be the start of that. But his performances have dipped recently.”