MANCHESTER UNITED will not challenge for the title next season unless they spend big this summer, claimed Gary Neville.
The former Red Devils defender claimed the current squad do not have the depth to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
United were unbeaten in 19 games across all competitions until the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now need to just one point from their final league game against Leicester to secure a Champions League spot.
But Neville, 45, has insisted his former club need more of the “right additions”.
He told Sky Sports: “I don’t think this Manchester United team at this moment can challenge for the title this season.
“It needs more additions and more of the right additions.
“To be fair to Ole, in the time he has been at the club, I think the players he has brought in have improved his team enormously.
“I think that he needs three or four more of those as a minimum before he can even think about getting up into third or second place.
“My concern isn’t really for the front three or the midfield three, it’s the depth and the drop that you have beneath that talent.
“When I say that Manchester United need a centre-forward, that’s not me saying they should sell Anthony Martial.
“They need a centre-forward because Manchester United should have two or three great centre-forwards.
“They should have two or three great wingers. Not just one in each position.”
United will reportedly make a “take it or leave it” £80million offer to Dortmund for Jadon Sancho.
And SunSport exclusively revealed they have joined the race for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.
In a bid to add depth to his squad, Solskjaer has also set his sights on ex-Everton star Idrissa Gueye.