Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United need to sign Jack Grealish, a centre forward in the ‘Harry Kane mould’ and cover at centre-back in order to win the Premier League title next season.
Bruno Fernandes’ arrival in January has transformed United’s season and the Premier League’s suspension has allowed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to welcome Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back into the fold after long-term injuries.
United moved to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea with a resounding 3-0 win against Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday and Champions League qualification will be crucial if Solskjaer’s side are to take the next step towards winning domestic titles again,
United’s win means they’ve extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches, sparking hope amongst supporters that the glory days could be around the corner.
And, while Sherwood believes the Red Devils are on an upward trajectory, he believes they need three signings in order to win the title next season.
‘I look at that squad now and I think they’re two or three players short of challenging for the title,’ Sherwood told Premier League Productions.
‘I think they need another striker, I think they need Jack Grealish, who is a brilliant player to have when teams sit back against them like Tottenham did the other evening where he can occupy the tight areas and create something.
‘I think they need another centre-back as cover. If they can get that and they have the money to be able to go out and buy them sort of players to attract them to the biggest club in the world then I think they’ll be real challengers. I think Ole’s done a brilliant building job.
‘The back five picks itself, there’s a lot of good players in there. I think another centre-back would be useful to them and I think they’ll go out and get that.
‘Midfield we have a lot of options if it’s not Scott McTominay it’s Matic, who has two Premier League winners’ medals to his name. He has experience of doing that.
‘We have exciting players up front with a lot of pace we just need that stick-on no9 Harry Kane type – i’m not trying to sell him don’t worry Daniel [Levy]!
‘But I believe that if they get that top player and i think they can because it’s Manchester United then I think they have a real chance.’
United are keen on Grealish but their main target this summer is Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho.
The winger rejected a move to the club last summer but he’s now keen on joining the Red Devils.
However, Dortmund’s £120m valuation of the 20-year-old is proving a stumbling block and he will remain at the club for a further 12 months if they refuse to lower it.Follow us: