Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane says the Red Devils must dip into the transfer market in January to bolster the side’s defence.
The Premier League giants got off to a poor start on their return to the Champions League on Tuesday night after being on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven.
Keane blasted United’s defensive capabilities, saying Louis van Gaal should look into signing two centre-backs when the transfer window re-opens in January.
“Defensively I still think United are all over the place,” Keane told ITV, as reported by Daily Star.
“The money United have invested, going forward they will be fine and in midfield they are not too bad but I think they are crying out for centre-halves, definitely one, possibly two.
“As long as Blind and even Smalling, I’m not sure about him, or either Jones are playing centre-half, particular in the Champions League against bigger teams [they will struggle].
“It was a poor result, poor performance and giving away bad goals. They had chances to get something out the game.
“Disappointing night for United.”
Keane’s comments will come as a surprise to some as the Red Devils have conceded just three goals in their opening five matches in the Premier League.
It is understood Van Gaal was chasing Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos during the summer window, but the Spanish international penned a new deal to remain at the Bernabeu until 2020.
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