Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says the Red Devils must keep hold of David de Gea and sign a new striker as the transfer deadline day approaches.
De Gea is yet to feature for the Red Devils this season as speculation over his future at the club continues to grow, with La Liga giants Real Madrid keen to snare the signature of the Spanish international.
Louis van Gaal has used summer signing Sergio Romero in between the sticks this season, however, Neville is unsure the Argentine international is up to standard following his shaky performance in United 2-1 loss to Swansea City on Sunday.
“They need to sort the goalkeeping situation out, that is a big problem,” Neville is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“Manchester United have had incredible experience over the last 25 years. They’ve had Van der Sar, Schmeichel and, when they’ve not been able to fix that position down, it’s caused problems.
“Centre-forward, goalkeeper – both ends of the pitch.
“If [Javier] Hernandez leaves, they’ve got one striker. I’m not classing Fellaini as a striker. They’ve got one striker in Wayne Rooney.
“They’ve got the goalkeeper Romero and I said before the game the jury’s out; I think today it’s even more out.
“From Manchester United’s point of view, they have to resolve the centre-forward and the goalkeeper [situation] in the next two days.
“Hopefully it means they keep De Gea and they sign a striker.”
Van Gaal is light on attacking options, and the likely departure of Javier Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen means the Dutchman will surely have to dip into the transfer market before the end of the window.