Manchester United will only contend for the Premier League title this season if they make four new signings before the transfer window closes. That is the view of former United defender Gary Neville.
As it stands, United will start the season with just Donny van de Beek as a new arrival this summer at Old Trafford.
United have been desperately attempting to reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho but their efforts have so far been rebuffed.
While the defence is also considered an area which Ole Gunner Solskjaer must look to strengthen in the transfer market.
Last season, United finished 33 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool.
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Closing that gap and competing for the title would be an excellent achievement for United.
And Neville is adamant United need better players to join before a challenge can be made.
“It’s out of the question for me, if you ask me today, with the squads that they’ve got,” Neville told the Daily Mirror.
“If United were to sign two outstanding forwards, an amazing centre-back and a fantastic left-back in the next three weeks, then maybe.
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“The one thing I can guarantee you is that United will win again.
“That might not be this year or next year, but it will be amazing when they win again, and the longer it builds up, the greater the actual feeling is when you do it.
“I’m not sitting here, as a United fan, thinking, ‘We must win the league this year’. Yes, we’d like to, but you know when it’s your time and it’s not yet.
“It will be, maybe, when Klopp and Guardiola leave Liverpool and City – hopefully in the next couple of years.
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“That will be the chance, as they’re two outstanding managers who have built really good teams, but they’ll leave in the next one, two or three years.
“That will be the point when United can come back in and capitalise – I’m sure Chelsea are thinking that way as well.”
United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday for their first game of the season.
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