Edwin Van der Sar: Manchester United need two or three more signings

Edwin Van der Sar: Manchester United need two or three more signings

Manchester United icon Edwin Van der Sar has claimed that his former side still need a few more signings to catch up with Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s men finished the Premier League season a whopping 19 points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side.

The Portuguese manager has attempted to close the gap by signing Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred and Porto’s Diogo Dalot so far.

However, Van der Sar believes there’s still more work to be done, echoing the views of may United fans who believe a star signing in defence in particular is needed this summer.

Mourinho is said to be in for Tottenham’s Toby Alderwiereld but talks have stalled in recent days much to the disappointment of many.

According to the Daily Star, Edwin said: “Of course in my area there’s a certain type of football that you like to play but that depends on the manager.

“I think the crowd wants also a type of footballer; let’s hope with the signings he’s making and the type of football they want to play at United, they can have some success.

“Maybe it’s more difficult, now more money is coming into the game. Others are also catching up a lot. Maybe richer owners are investing larger amounts of money into the squad.

“Hopefully United can catch up. [They] finished second, lost the FA Cup final. This year they need another two, three signings to stay a little bit more on that level with City than this year.”

Jose has clearly identified where he hopes to improve the squad and has been quick to address the areas so far though the World Cup is just around the corner.

The former Real Madrid manager insisted he won’t be looking to sign any attackers and will instead focus on the defence and midfield.

So far Jose Mourinho has done well to address those two areas with Fred being a midfielder and Dalot a full-back who can feature on either side.

Whether there’s enough left in the transfer budget to splash the cash on a top signing or even two or three decent ones is yet to be seen.

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