Keane believes the fact that United have not bought ‘big players’ is catching up with them.
A disappointing campaign for Manchester United is simply because they have cut corners in the transfer market, says club legend Roy Keane.
The former Red Devils captain believes that the fact that the Premier League champions haven’t bought big players in the last few years is finally catching up with them.
“They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year,” Keane told ITV.
“I think Man United need five or six players. If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting. These can be exciting times for Man United. Get them back to the very top where they belong.”
United drew with bottom-placed Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday thanks to a 93rd minute equaliser from Darren Bent and the result leaves the club languishing in seven position and nine points off Liverpool in the Champions League places.
Although they spent a club record £37.1m on Juan Mata in the January transfer window, new manager and chief executive David Moyes and Ed Woodward’s dealings in the summer of 2013 were heavily criticised.
The duo failed to land any of their main targets – including Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera – and ended up making a last ditch £27.5m deal for Marouane Fellaini.
Although Robin van Persie has been a great success since a £24m switch from Arsenal in 2012, United’s other new arrivals have been far from inspiring.
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