Manchester United receive transfer warning ahead of summer transfer window

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has warned the club to avoid making the mistake of not signing a new attacker this summer despite the rapid development of youngster Mason Greenwood.

The 18-year-old has been impressive so far scoring 17 times in a mind-blowing breakthrough campaign which has seen him draw comparisons with former United striker Robin van Persie.

Neville insists United should look to sign a new attacker as he believes it won’t affect the development of Greenwood.

“He (Greenwood) will play, I think he can play centre-forward, I think he can play left-wing, I think he can play right-wing,” Neville told Sky Sports. “To me, not signing a right-winger thinking he would be out of the team is not the right way to look at it.

“Manchester United have always signed great players to challenge other great players in positions. Manchester United had four centre-forwards in 1999.

“You don’t just say ‘where will he play?’. Great players will challenge each other, they’ll improve, they will find a way to get into the team.

“They won’t feel belittled by it or challenged to the point where they sulk, they will step up to the task and they will go for it.

“I’m sure that’s what Mason Greenwood will do. He’s still young but so exciting it’s untrue. I love watching him.”