Alan Shearer believes Manchester United are four points away from being a force to be reckoned with
Speaking on the BBC (h/t MEN), Premier League legend Alan Shearer believes United are still some way off from competing against the best for major honours.
The Red Devils are currently enjoying a good run of form. The win over Norwich not only took us to the FA Cup semifinals but also extended our unbeaten streak to 14.
Despite our progress last night, Shearer believes we need as many as four signings to become competitive again.
“I think three or four big players, a right-sided midfielder, possibly a centre-forward, a centre-half and maybe another midfielder.”
The Newcastle United legend believes the Red Devils need to reinforce themselves with a right-sided midfielder, a centre-forward, a centre-half, and another midfielder.
United have been linked to a number of players, with Jadon Sancho the club’s top priority. Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is also a player who is on our radar. These two would certainly fill two spots Shearer mentioned. (h/t MEN)
According to an earlier report, United’s moves for certain targets depend on Champions League qualification. The coronavirus pandemic has already cost the club £28million. The club’s revenues for the third quarter fell by 18.7% to £123.7m and their debt soared by £124.4m to £429.1m.
The issue was touched upon by Solskjaer in the pre-Norwich presser. He seemed to hint at a wait and watch policy as we wait to realize the reality of our financial situation.
“I still think we need to wait and see how things are panning out to know the real effects of the pandemic, to know what kind of financial state we are in.”
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United have progressed well under the Norwegian. A number of players have improved, while the new signings have shone.
We cannot, however, pretend that we are not behind the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. Although we can put up a fight, we will need considerable investment to take on the arguably two of the best teams in the world at the moment.