Luke Shaw insists Manchester United need to make more signings if they are to become a title-challenging side.
United improved on their third-place finish in the Premier League last season by rising to second, scoring seven more goals and tallying eight more points
Champions Manchester City still finished 12 points clear of United and the competition is expected to be more intense next season, with Chelsea starting 2021-22 under Thomas Tuchel and a response from Liverpool is inevitable.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed the need to reinforce and the club are interested in signing a centre-back, a midfielder and a forward in the summer window. Solskjaer has also refused to rule out a move for a striker amid Harry Kane’s intention to leave Tottenham.
Following United’s opening defeat to Crystal Palace in September, Shaw admitted the squad needed the ‘boost’ of more signings and the players’ player of the year has said United cannot stand still in the summer.
“With the squad we’ve got, it’s so talented,” Shaw told the Manchester Evening News. “We’ve got a brilliant mix of experienced ones and younger ones but even the younger ones have played so many times now they’ve got that experience.
“The manager was speaking the other day that he would like one or two more signings. I think that we would all welcome that with open arms. Anything that would make our squad better, increase our chances of getting to that next level, will always be good for the team.
“You only have to look at how competition has pushed me, but if we can get that around the whole place in different positions, I think we can continue to keep pushing each other and it’s only good for the manager to have that sort of competition and hard choices on who to pick. That’s where we need to improve on.
“I think we’re going in the right direction and you can obviously see the improvement. But if I’m speaking honestly, we’ve still got a lot to learn. Especially this season, we look at the points we’ve lost and where we went wrong and we all know how that happened and why that happened.”