Pundit Robbie Savage is optimistic that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can transform the fortunes of the club if given a £250m transfer outlay for new signings.
Savage believes that with top signings done by the club, Manchester United will be able to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City next season.
He told the Daily Mirror:
“If Solskjaer was handed £250m to go out and sign central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, playmaker Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho up front, Solskjaer’s best team would be capable of giving Liverpool and Manchester City a run for their money next season.
“I said United were miles away from Liverpool and City. But if they can beat other clubs to those major signings – and Champions League football would be the best way to do that – I now think a return towards the top end is achievable with one good summer in the transfer market.”
Savage was quick to point to facts by saying:
“This season, United have beaten Chelsea three times. They have beaten City twice. They have beaten Tottenham. And they are the only side to have taken a point from Liverpool in the Premier League.
“If they had beaten teams nearer the bottom, in matches where they were expected to take home all the spoils, instead of sitting three points off the top four, they would be right on course for Champions League football next season.”