Van der Sar: Man Utd 'need two additions' to fight for Premier League

Edwin van der Sar claims Manchester United ‘need two or three additions’ to fight for the Premier League title with rivals Liverpool and City

  • Edwin van der Sar claims Man United nearly have makings of a title-winning side
  • The former United goalkeeper believes the club need just two or three signings
  • Van der Sar won four Premier League titles and the Champions League at United 

Edwin van der Sar believes Manchester United almost have the makings of a title-winning side, and need ‘two or three additions’ to be competitive again.

United have recruited well in recent times, bringing in Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes to help start up a new era at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

They have more recently been linked with moves for the likes of Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham to try and help them gain their place at the top of England’s summit again.

Edwin van der Sar believes Manchester United nearly have the makings of a title-winning side

United had enjoyed an impressive unbeaten run of 11 matches before the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

And Van der Sar believes United – under the resurgence of Solskjaer – are not too far away from competing with Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.

‘The honeymoon period was great,’ Van der Sar told CNN. ‘Then they hit a rocky patch and I think the last seven, eight, nine weeks, they’ve been playing better football. The points were coming in. They had some good results against good teams also.

Van der Sar won four Premier League titles and a Champions League with the Red Devils

‘Of course, for them, I hope that the league is going to resume because they probably will need those Champions League places. 

‘I think the main thing for them is to focus on the next season and, hopefully with two or three additions, they’ll be competitive again to Liverpool and Manchester City.’ 

United will have plenty to play for if football eventually resumes in England, they sit fifth in the Premier League – just three points behind Chelsea occupying the final Champions League spot.

They also sealed their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals and have all-but secured their spot in the last eight of the Europa League.

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