Date: 12th July 2013 at 9:36am
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Gary Neville feels the team is evolving

Former star believes that whilst David Moyes has to manage the squad he has in order to  accommodate everyone, a new central midfield signing should be a priority for the new United manager.

United are seeing their options dwindle after a number of reported target look like they have slipped the net, the latest being Alcantara who the press believe is on his way to to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola.

Uncertainty about Darren Fletcher’s health, uncertainty about in general as well as the retirement of means reinforcements are needed and Neville, doing a Q&A with The Guardian , backed this up:

“Last year was outstanding, playing virtually every game. Paul Scholes may have gone but Tom Cleverley played well in there, and they have Anderson, still there. What Sir Alex Ferguson was great at was sitting back and saying to himself: ‘OK, if I buy a couple of midfield players, what about Tom Cleverley? I need to get Phil into my team so, if is playing right-back, I’ve got [Nemanja] Vidic, [Rio] Ferdinand, [Chris] Smalling and [Jonny] Evans at the back, where am I going to get him a game?’

You always have to weigh up the damage it does to your squad to sign players unnecessarily. In saying that, I’m pretty certain it’s an area Moyes will look at because of the retirement of Scholes and the heavy reliance upon Carrick. A couple of injuries and he would look very light in there.”

Neville also spoke on the challenge that lays ahead of Moyes, as well as what the future holds for Wayne Rooney and the rest of the interview can be read here.