Gary Neville fears Manchester United are ALREADY behind their rivals and ‘struggling’ in the transfer window as Liverpool capture Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland arrives at Man City
- Gary Neville fears the Red Devils will keep ‘struggling’ to get business done
- Meanwhile Liverpool and Manchester City have made blockbuster signings
- Erik ten Hag has been linked with moves for Frenkie de Jong and Jurrien Timber
- Nemanja Matic has signed with Roma as Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard near exits
Gary Neville worries that Manchester United are already falling behind in the summer transfer window while Liverpool and Manchester City continue to strengthen.
New boss Erik ten Hag was brought in to stop the rot at Old Trafford, but the Red Devils chiefs have yet to empty the pockets this summer on new talent.
Meanwhile, Erling Haaland has made a £51 million switch to champions Manchester City and arch-rivals Liverpool have spent upwards of £85 million on Liga Portugal top scorer Darwin Nunez.
Gary Neville fears that Manchester United are ‘struggling’ once again in the transfer window
Liverpool smashed their transfer record after sealing the £85m signing of Darwin Nunez
Haaland’s £51million move to City from Borussia Dortmund was finally confirmed on Monday
Even Tottenham, their top four competitors next season, have lured Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster on free transfers.
Two of Ten Hag’s former Ajax colleagues Frenkie de Jong and Jurrien Timber have been strongly linked with moves to Old Trafford but negotiations seem to have stalled.
Ex-Red Devils captain Neville took to social media to raise his fears ahead of a crucial transfer window for Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag was expected to oversee a summer overhaul but no signings have yet been made
Frenkie de Jong has admitted he is ‘flattered’ by Manchester United’s interest shown in him
He posted on Twitter: ‘I know early in the window but it’s worrying that United are struggling to get business done.
‘The others seem set and ready yet United can’t get moving. ETH needs his group together asap to mould them.
‘Bringing them in late will only make it harder for him! Fingers crossed it happens soon!’
He took to social media to urge his side to sign players ahead of Ten Hag’s new tenure as boss
One half of the summer overhaul looks to be in motion, as the club prepares to trim the squad of inessential players.
Nemanja Matic has already reunited with Jose Mourinho on a free transfer to Roma, while fellow out-of-contract stars Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard head for the exit door.
Neville fears that if the Manchester United squad is still bare on June 27 for the first day of preseason training, Ten Hag will struggle to imprint his philosophy on the players ahead of next campaign.