Manchester United hero Gary Neville has explained why his former club need more signings like Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes has impressed since signing from Sporting Lisbon in January, injecting fresh life into the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat Brighton 3-0 on Wednesday to make it 15 games unbeaten across all competitions.
Fernandes is yet to taste defeat with United and scored twice at the Amex and has now been directly involved in eight goals in his first eight Premier League games.
Though United remain in a battle for the top four of the table and Neville believes the only way they can improve is with more strong signings.
“This team is a lot more likeable than the one which was here two years ago when you thought Manchester United’s recruitment had lost direction,” the former United defender told Sky Sports.
“But I would urge some caution. Manchester United are sixth in the Premier League, they have a squad which is improving with young players.
“But there is still some work to be done in the transfer market to get this team to a title-winning team – which has to be Manchester United’s ambition.
“There is more needed and a lot more needed: three or four players of high quality of the Bruno Fernandes type to get them to the point where they can challenge.”
Fernandes netted United’s second and third at the Amex on Wednesday in a dominant performance for the Red Devils.
Though the Portuguese playmaker knows more is needed if United are to be playing in the Champions League next season.
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Fernandes said: “We are fighting for a place in the Champions League and we know we can achieve this.
“I don’t want to talk too much about me and Paul Pogba, we are happy to play together but I am happy to play with everyone.
“We can combine together, we have qualities, but we know that we have team-mates who can do well.”