Manchester United transfer news: Gary Neville urges club to sort problems at 'both ends of the pitch' before transfer deadline

Keep hold of David De Ge and sign a striker

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Gary Neville has called on Manchester United to sort out problems at "both ends of the pitch" before Tuesday's transfer deadline, saying that he hopes the club keep hold of David De Gea and buy a striker.

"They need to sort the goalkeeper situation out. That’s a big problem. United need to sign a new striker, keep De Gea and now that Jonny Evans has gone, ideally a centre back too, in the next few days," Neville said while working as a pundit for Sky Sports during United's 2-1 defeat by Swansea yesterday.

"They have not got enough cutting edge. They have not got players who can beat players in the final third, they don’t create enough. For me they get lulled into thinking they are playing football really well.

"Manchester United have had incredible experience over the last 25 years. They've had Van der Sar, Schmeichel and, when they've not been able to fix that position down, it's caused problems.


"Centre-forward, goalkeeper – both ends of the pitch.

"If [Javier] Hernandez leaves, they've got one striker. I'm not classing Fellaini as a striker. They've got one striker in Wayne Rooney.

"They've got the goalkeeper Romero and I said before the game the jury's out; I think today it's even more out."

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