Gary Neville names United’s transfer priorities and dream signing

Gary Neville has highlighted three key positions that he believes Manchester United should look to strengthen this summer.

During a Twitter Q&A, the former United right-back and current Sky Sports pundit was asked what the club’s top three priorities should be in the transfer market.

Neville said that United should address the centre back, right wing and striker positions.

United’s protracted pursuit of winger Jadon Sancho was the key topic of the summer transfer window last year.

The Athletic reported back in October that the Dortmund man was made a priority signing, but United were not willing to match the German club’s valuation.

They went some way to solving their striker problems by signing Edinson Cavani on deadline day in October.

He has scored seven goals in all competitions for United, including crucial winners against Southampton and Everton.

However, the Uruguayan signed a one-year deal with the club last summer that has yet to be extended.

Reports have linked the 34-year-old with a move to Argentinian side Boca Juniors this summer.

Meanwhile, United’s main centre-back pairing of Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire have impressed during the last few months.

However, the club lack depth behind them. Eric Bailly’s injury issues have played a major part in him not featuring in more than 13 league games in a season for the club since the 2017/18 campaign, although he is a strong performer when available.

Phil Jones has been out of action for nearly a year due to a knee injury. United have also sold fellow centre-backs Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo this season.

Neville wants to see Varane at United

When asked for who his dream signing this summer, Neville responded with the name of Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane.

In March, it was reported by the Daily Mail that Real were prepared to sell Varane in order to raise funds for their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.

His contract with the club is due to expire next year.

And last week, Spanish newspaper ABC (via Metro) reported that talks over a new deal for the Frenchman were at “a complete impasse”.

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