Gary Neville has taken aim at Manchester United’s transfer business – branding their summer efforts “appalling”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add to his squad before Monday’s transfer deadline and is still hopeful of luring Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
United had hoped Dortmund would accept a bid of £90million for the England flier as they deadline draws closer, but the Bundesliga giants will not budge on their £108million valuation.
Ousmane Dembele is an alternative, and United could swoop for the Barcelona winger, although a loan deal would be the likeliest agreement.
Porto left-back Alex Telles looks the most probable arrival before the window slams shut, but Neville believes United also need a centre-half.
The Old Trafford legend tweeted: “It’s appalling that in this market which is probably the easiest in PL history to get transfers done that United haven’t done more yet!
“They must get Ole a CB, LB and forward pre-deadline! The others are managing to get things over the line why not United!”
When a fan replied suggesting Neville was putting pressure on the club to panic buy, he responded: “Panic buy!
“They’ve needed these positions filling for 12 months, had a national lockdown to regroup and re-set and ample time to manoeuvre deals to a conclusion.”
Manchester United are looking to plot their path back to the top. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already brought in Donny van de Beek but Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United’s number one target.
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United play Brighton at the Amex for the second time in four days this evening as they travel to the south coast for their fourth-round Carabao Cup clash.
The Red Devils took all three points in the Premier League fixture on Sunday in dramatic fashion with Bruno Fernandes converting a penalty awarded after the final whistle following a VAR consultation.
United then host Tottenham in the top flight on Sunday in their final fixture before the transfer deadline and subsequent two-week international break.