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

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville 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 Thiago Alcantara who the press believe is on his way to Bayern Munich to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola.

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

“Last year Michael Carrick was outstanding, playing virtually every game. Paul Scholes may have gone but Tom Cleverley played well in there, and they have Anderson, Ryan Giggs 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 Jones into my team so, if Rafael 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.


23 responses to “Neville’s Opinion On Moyes’ Summer Transfer Activity”

  1. leroy says:

    I really dnt knw to say..close to snilder,lucas moura,silva,fellani,modric,bale,strootman and now thiago we could sign,now who can we possibly sign now??? .the top nine teams are busy singing players bt utd are busy making false bid and disturbing the transfer news with rumours..we need men nt boyz cos d way league is going no one want to lose a game nd every team want to win the title..moyes do something o

  2. Skippo Noni says:

    Let pray nd wait dat God will make him sigle some gud player.

  3. owolabi peace says:

    sir Gary stop all dis talk chelsea Bayern and d likes av finished d available players in d market u are dere behind d scene doin nonsense when odas are actin on stage,knw dis dat EPL has not xperience dis type of upcomin season before,3 new coaches @ top 4,pls dnt disgrace us u may disgrace ur self alone.We are United United we stand

  4. Dennis says:

    Gary great xplayer great pundit but not xpert on united management leave it to David Moyes it’s his time now success or failure is down to him (the King is dead long live the King.

  5. Ignatius says:

    Thiago Alcantra, pls u have to grow up! Stop this nonsense by allowing people who call themselves good coach to deceive you. If the so called Guardiola loves u as he claimed,he should allow u to join Manchester United. I can see Guardiola as an enemy of progress,avoid him.

  6. Ignatius says:

    You don’t become the best coach by making sure u buy the best players on earth,u groom young players as a good coach. With the size of Bayern Munich, even a lame man can take the Club to a Champions league glory. Mr.Guardiola wants to win the Champions league without facing tough competition. I can also win the Champions league with this present Bayern team. CLUB OWNERS: Be Wise!

  7. Andrea says:

    Mr Neville you are a legend for us and now a great football commentator. I love standing up and protecting my beloved club, Man Utd, but only when its right and not wrong. The harsh facts for Man Utd management and for its pundits are that while our rivals Chelsea, City, Real, Barcelona, Spurs, PSG and Monaco are all in the process to strengthen their already strong sqauds, Man Utd and its team management were (sitting on their 20th title laurels), and enjoying their summer breaks. Now the team and mangement are away in the far east to enjoy more sun shine and make money for the club. Gary, I have the utmost respect for you, but please don’t cover-up Man Utd’s failer or shall I say arrogance in the transfer market!

  8. Charles says:

    Gary, you are a legend of ManUtd, but seriously I would appreciate it if u stop saying stuffs like that, when infact Manutd is loosing out in d tranfer market I mean luk @ Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid with great players within their ranks and are still active in d transfer market.

  9. mugula alex says:

    We need strong new players if we are to defend our title and to compete wel with the rest ov the teams in all leagues mostly man city,bayern munich,chelsea,spurs,real madrid and barcelona.

  10. Angu says:

    Gary just tell moyes the truth,we need to strengthen the squad our priority is not just epl bt champions league too, even in the epl if we dont add our midfield players cant see man utd compete with city, with the likes of toure, nasri, dasilva,navas, rodwell,barryand all other world class midfielders.