Gary Neville – United Need a Striker  

Ex-Manchester United team captain and club legend Gary Neville has spoken out about Louis van Gaal’s stance of not needing to sign a new striker.

Neville did the post-match review of the Swansea v Manchester United game, on Sky Sports, and believes that not only do United need to acquire a striker, but they’ll also need a top goalkeeper, should De Gea depart for Los Blancos.

The former right-back spoke following the Red Devil’s giving up a 1-0 lead, to losing 2-1. Gary Neville stated:

“They won’t just wake up and think, ‘Oh, we’ve lost a game, we’re going to panic and sign four players’ – they’ve probably always wanted to bring in players – but watching them, they need players,”

“They need to sort the goalkeeping situation out. That is a big problem. If De Gea leaves and they don’t get another goalkeeper in. Centre-forward, goalkeeper – both ends of the pitch. If [Javier] Hernandez leaves, they’ve got one striker. I’m not classing [Marouane] Fellaini as a striker. They’ve got one striker in Wayne Rooney.”

“They’ve got the goalkeeper [Sergio] Romero and I said before the game the jury’s out, I think today it’s even more out. From Manchester United’s point of view, they have to resolve the centre-forward and the goalkeeper [situation] in the next two days.”

“Hopefully it means they keep De Gea and they sign a striker. But I’d be absolutely staggered if there wasn’t a striker brought in. It has to happen.”

It seems that everyone, but the manager, sees that United need a striker, especially now that Javier Hernández is on his way to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Hopefully he’s just keeping his cards to himself, and that deadline day will see a new star take to the Red.

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1 Comment

  1. Gary N. appears not to know his ‘ins’ from his ‘outs’.

    The jury is not getting further out on Romero, it’s coming in.

    My verdict is that he’s not good enough.

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