Manchester United Legend Paul Parker has identified the positions the club needs to strengthen in the summer transfer window.
The former United defender has said the club need to sign a centre-back, centre-forward and left-back in order to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.
When asked if United can close the gap on our bitter rivals, Parker told Eurosport: “If you look at the points difference you would have to say no. However, United will be taking more points off people next season than they have done this season.
“Liverpool will have to fight harder to take points off sides. Can United make up that difference to go and win the league? You can’t expect that to happen, but if someone brings out that chequebook then you never know.
“Money doesn’t guarantee anything, being a team with unity and continuity can sometimes get you over the line, but I think United can challenge, Man City have learnt lessons too.
“They’ve realised they need proper centre halves rather than ones who might make mistakes every game or two.
“In terms of what they need. Definitely a centre forward, a central defender, and left back.
“Brandon Williams needs a run of games. He needs a chance, Luke Shaw is not doing enough defensively. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is great defensively and even better going forward, Shaw at the moment is not the master of anything, there is a problem there.
“In central defence, I’m not sure on Harry Maguire. I think he needs to go on the right side of central defence, because he hasn’t got a left foot. He makes the game too narrow when he runs out.
“I think they need Nathan Ake, he’s better in the opposing box and would be a good acquisition to play with Maguire to find out how good he really is. He would be an improvement on Victor Lindelof.”