Roy Keane says the Manchester United side is ‘NOT good enough’ to overthrow Manchester City as Red Devils legend insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs ‘four or five’ signatures to overthrow Pep Guardiola’s side after Edinson Cavani’s contract extension
- Roy Keane believes Man United needs ‘four or five’ applications to compete for a title
- The Red Devils seem to finish second this season behind Manchester City
- Edinson Cavani has captured his future in a huge boost on Solskjaer’s side
- However, Keane claims United should add a major forward this summer
- The Irishman said Solskjaer’s side is ‘not good enough’ to overthrow City
Roy Keane believes Manchester United will need ‘four or five’ additions to compete for the Premier League title this summer, as the former Red Devils captain said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is ‘not nearly good enough’ to play. Overthrow Man City.
United continued to build on its third place finish last season and looks set to end the 2020-21 season as second behind Pep Guardiola’s City, who have stormed to the league title.
Solskjaer’s side benefited from the impact of Edinson Cavani’s free signing, which has thrived since joining PSG last summer.
Roy Keane believes Manchester United will need ‘four or five’ new signings to win the league title
The 34-year-old Uruguayan has scored 15 goals in 36 appearances for the club and this week committed his future to United by signing a contract extension much to the delight of supporters.
Keane, however, believes United will need more additions to offensive positions and stay far from their local rivals if they are to take their first league title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.
“I think it would always happen,” the Irishman said of Cavani’s new contract with Sky Sports. ‘He has clearly done very well for the club.
‘I’m concerned about the bigger picture, that they might think that will be enough in terms of the attacking players for next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side view will finish second behind Manchester City this season
The Red Devils have been given a huge boost after Edinson Cavani secured his future
“But I still think Man United should buy big if they want to win league titles again, because the group of players they currently have is nowhere near good enough to win a league title.”
The former United captain outlined that Solskjaer needs a strong squad to lead a title-winning campaign. The Norwegian made 10 changes on Tuesday for the defeat against Leicester, with the replacements being described by Keane as ‘not strong enough’.
“You need a big squad, we’ve seen the best squad with Man City they are in, you need a big squad,” he added.
Keane, however, believes United’s side is ‘not good enough’ to overthrow Man City
The Irishman said Tuesday’s defeat to Leicester underscored United’s lack of team depth
‘The selection of Manchester United is not strong enough, we saw that recently against Leicester. If you ever needed proof, that was it. The backup players were not good enough.
Ole said after the game that they need players. I said a few weeks ago that they need one or two, they probably need four or five players to compete with Man City. ‘
Keane’s comments follow from former teammate Gary Neville, who said on Monday that United would not move to another striker this summer after Cavani’s new deal was signed.
The Red Devils have been linked to mega-money movements for Spurs’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.