Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville believe that the club need to sign “two or three” experienced players during the January transfer window, despite Saturday’s win over Manchester City .
The Red Devils entered the first Manchester derby of the season as underdogs but produced an upset to beat their local rivals 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
It caps off an excellent week of performances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad following Tuesday’s impressive 2-1 victory over a Tottenham side led by former boss Jose Mourinho.
However, Keane and Neville still don’t believe the players are capable of producing on a regular basis and said the club should look to reinforce Solskjaer’s squad in January.
“It will give them massive confidence,” Neville said on Sky Sports after the game.
“I still don’t think it changes what United need to do in January, they still need two or three, if they can get them, experienced players to bolster that squad. They need it, they need it desperately.
“McTominay and Fred have done brilliantly today and so have that front four, but they can’t do it week in and week out.
“That’s been demonstrated over a period of time.
“It doesn’t change anything today, but it gives them players confidence.”
Neville’s assessment was supported by former team-mate Keane, who suggested that United should look to focus their efforts on adding options in midfield and up front.
Addressing where United could strengthen, he added: “Probably the middle of the park, certainly they need a helping hand there.”
“Probably more options going forward, because you always think of Man United scoring goals, on the front foot and they haven’t been scoring enough goals.
“The key is now to kick on, you have to win consistently playing for Manchester United .”
United got off to a strong start at the Etihad Stadium and were awarded a penalty by VAR when Marcus Rashford was brought down by Bernardo Silva after cutting into the box from the left.
Rashford stepped up and sent Ederson the wrong way to put his side ahead after 23 minutes.
And Solskjaer’s side doubled their lead shortly after when Anthony Martial found space to turn and fire a shot inside Ederson’s near post from the right side of the area.
City pulled a goal back late in the game when Nicolas Otamendi headed in a Riyad Mahrez corner but United were able to hold on to secure back-to-back league wins.
Solskjaer’s side are now fifth in the Premier League table and are just five points outside the top four places ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game with AZ Alkmaar.