Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United must spend money this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
Man United laboured to a 1-0 win over Norwich City last time out, meaning that Louis van Gaal’s side can secure a fourth-placed finish if they win all of their remaining league games.
United also have an FA Cup final coming up on May 21, but Scholes, who enjoyed a long and successful career with the Reds in his playing days, insisted that his former side must strengthen at the end of the campaign.
“They need to spend some more money,” Scholes said.
“I think they need a top centre-forward, a centre-half and possibly a bit of creativity in midfield. I don’t think there’s need for eight, nine or 10 players or anything like that.
“I just think two, three, four players maybe at most just to bring some real quality to the team.”
It is no secret that United have an imbalanced squad and Scholes is right in saying that they need to recruit in the summer.
It appears that the club are already making moves to bring talent in, with Benfica’s Renato Sanches and Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic said to be high on United’s wishlist.
A top four finish and a Cup win would have to go down as a successful season considering United’s troubles this term but a club of their resources should be aiming for much more moving forward.