Manchester United legend Gordon Hill says he is concerned about two major areas still to be strengthened in the summer transfer market.
Louis van Gaal has openly stated that he wants to strengthen in two areas and Hill agrees, saying that the lack of quality in the front line and defence is of concern heading into the season.
The Red Devils have won all of their pre-season games with some comfort, but even that has not been enough to convince the man who scored 51 times for the club in just under three seasons.
‘We are told of strikers that are coming in, and Louis van Gaal’s mystery man, but yes, we do need a quality front man and he can not complain about not having money to buy one,’ Hill exclusively told RetroUnited.com.
As Sergio Ramos now appears likely to remain at Real Madrid, question marks have been raised about United’s inability so far to strengthen the back line. Regular listeners to the RetroUnited.com podcast will recall Hill’s repeated concern about the club’s problems in that position, particularly with a full pre-season to sort it out.
‘I admit, I am still not convinced about Van Gaal,’ he admits. ‘The same old problem looks like it might raise its ugly head next season – the lack of quality defenders. I was saying that for all of last season, and winning pre season games is not a priority, it does not convince me that all is well – the real business does not start till the 8th August.’
So far this pre-season, Robin van Persie and Angelo Henriquez have left the club permanently while Will Keane has gone out on loan and Falcao’s loan deal was not renewed, nor was the option to sign him permanently taken, leaving the club short on firepower. Louis van Gaal confessed earlier in the week that the team lacks a marquee talent.