Roy Keane thinks Manchester United need a whole new back four when the summer transfer window opens after seeing them lose in the Manchester derby on Wednesday night.
Second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane took Manchester City back to the top of the league with a 2-0 derby win, one point clear of Liverpool with three games left to play, and highlighted the gulf in class between United and the Premier League leaders.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won 14 of his 19 games while in caretaker charge of the club, but it is now five defeats in seven since he was handed a three-year contract, highlighting the scale of the rebuilding job ahead in the summer.
“The worry for me is that they certainly need a couple of centre-halves, do United, and a couple of full-backs,” Keane said on Sky Sports. “That’s four for starters.
“Then who is making the final decision? There’s chaos in the background. Will Ole have the final say? I don’t know because if you speak to the previous managers, they will tell you it was a big problem for them.”
And Keane doesn’t think that the very best players in the world would want to come to United in their current state.
“What brilliant players would want to come to United?” Keane asked. “I always thought (United could always attract players) and up to the last two years if I ever spoke to a player with a chance of going to United, I would tell him to go.
“I don’t care, if you’re a top player now you would not want to come to Man Utd because there are better options out there.”