Despite a frustrating 1-1 draw against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, Manchester United legend Gary Neville still feels his former club are now looking ‘structurally solid’ under manager Louis van Gaal.

Neville is convinced beyond reasonable doubts that the Red Devils are just one major signing away from being Champions League contenders again and he has urged Van Gaal to bring in either Barcelona forward Neymar or former Old Trafford’s No.7 Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer transfer window.

“If you put two more players into Manchester United’s team, say a Gareth Bale or a Cristiano Ronaldo into that team, that team could win the league. Because the structure that is being built at this moment in time is solid,” Neville said.

“But they need that match-winner, that Neymar, that Luis Suarez, the one that is going to light up a game and score one or two goals to take it away, then all of a sudden they would look like a Barcelona, because they’re dominating possession, making teams look foolish.

“I do think they are quite close when I think about it with my head, but my heart thinks I’d like to see them die trying a little bit more and go for it.

“But he’s a year-and-a-half in, Louis van Gaal, and he should get a lot more time to do what he wants to do.”


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