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04th Apr 2017

Gary Neville has predicted how many players Manchester United will sign in the summer

"Jose must be lining up for another big summer"

Robert Redmond

“Jose must be lining up for another big summer.”

Gary Neville has predicted that there will be a lot of changes at Old Trafford this summer, and he’s probably right.

Manchester United still have the Europa League to play for, and an outside chance of finishing in the top four, but Jose Mourinho appears unhappy with some members of his squad.

He publicly criticised Luke Shaw following the goalless draw on Saturday against West Brom, and appears ready to let the the left-back leave in the summer.

Mourinho was also critical of United’s forwards in the game – Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.

While Wayne Rooney looks all but certain to leave, after losing his first-team place.

The squad will need some new additions if they are to mount a serious title challenge next season.

Most United fans appear to be enjoying this season more than last year, when Louis van Gaal was manager, but they’re unlikely to be happy if the team are in fifth position this time next year.

With 11 draws in the league, and an inability to convert chances despite dominating games, you would imagine a new striker would be United’s priority in the summer.

However, Gary Neville reckons Mourinho’s team needs strengthening in several positions.

The former United defender has said that the United manager is lining up for a busy transfer window, after recouping almost £40m when selling Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay in January.

“There’s talk of Antoine Griezmann and I’m sure other clubs will be after him as well, but Jose must be lining up for another big summer,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“It’s not just the attack because there are some shortcomings in defence too. They need a centre-back, they need a holding midfielder. I think five or six will come in, with two or three going.”

The former United defender also said the team shouldn’t be too worried about their failure to convert chances, as they’re aware of their shortcomings and therefore can address them.

“The good thing is when you can easily identify your problem,” Neville said

“They have had too many draws against teams they should be beating. They just lack that killer instinct… If you add those dropped points up and add them to their current tally, they would be in serious business.”

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