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Gary Neville: It is difficult for Manchester United to do business

It is just the one signing for Manchester United so far this summer following the capture of Daniel James from Swansea City.

The Red Devils, however, are looking to follow it up with the addition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with Sky Sports reporting progress over a deal is being made.

But with Crystal Palace said to want a guaranteed £50m up front while another target in Harry Maguire is being valued at £80m by Leicester City (also per Sky Sports), this is shaping up to be a very tricky transfer window for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, something which Gary Neville has recently been speaking about.

You can have a look at what he has had to say in this instalment of our Pundit’s Choice feature.

“It’s difficult to do business, it’s not easy. Everyone knows Manchester United want players and price tags will go up. You’ve got to try and encourage players to come to the club,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“It’s difficult for all clubs they all want the same players. They all want Harry Maguire, every single club wants him. Everybody wants Christian Eriksen,” the former Manchester United defender later added.

Indeed, with £80m price tags being slapped on potential targets, this is not going to be an easy transfer window for Manchester United.

But if they believe someone like Maguire is going to improve their team, then they just have to go for it.

You only have to look towards Liverpool’s example as they splashed the cash on Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. Some may have questioned the sort of money that was spent on the two at the time but, in the end, it was well worth it.

Thanks to their additions, Jurgen Klopp’s side have become a much more solid outfit, conceding the least amount of goals in the Premier League last season.

Ultimately, if Manchester United are to improve, then they probably need to spend this summer.

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Gary Neville: It is difficult for Manchester United to do business
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