Phil Neville calls on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign another centre back


‘One more signing and they can challenge’: Phil Neville calls on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign another centre back to catch up with Premier League champions Liverpool

  • Manchester United captain Harry Maguire signed last summer for £80million
  • But Phil Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to sign another centre back
  • Neville believes United need their own version of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk
  • Van Dijk has made a huge impact at the newly-crowned Premier League winners

Phil Neville has called on Manchester United to make one more star signing who can make an impact similar to that of Virgil Van Dijk at Liverpool. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat Norwich in extra-time on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, with £80m man Harry Maguire netting the winner. 

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But ex-United defender Neville says that in addition to Maguire, Solskjaer should sign another centre back so United can challenge newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool next season. 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should sign a centre back, says Phil Neville

Harry Maguire, signed for £80m last summer, scored the winner against Norwich yesterday

Ex-United defender Neville believes the club needs to make at least one more star signing

‘I think one more signing. You think about Liverpool signing [Virgil] Van Dijk and Alisson in goal,’ Neville told Premier League Productions. 

‘One or two more signings or [Paul] Pogba and one more signing playing to their absolute best. I think United can get closer.’

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When asked about the position, Neville added: ‘Centre-back, you look at the impact Van Dijk had. 

‘Maguire has had a really strong impact but another real strong centre-back.

Neville believes Utd need a signing to make an impact like Virgil Van Dijk has had at Liverpool

‘They’ve still got to be defensively sound. One more signing and United can challenge.’

United are currently sixth in the Premier League and are in a battle for a Champions League spot next season. 

Liverpool, meanwhile, have claimed their first top-flight title in 30 years with seven games to go, after a stunning season by Jurgen Klopp’s side.  

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