Last night was a pretty dark day for Manchester United. The Red Devils went to the Camp Nou with aspirations of repeating their heroics in Paris but fell flat on their faces as individual mistakes cost them. After the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was realistic as he claimed signings will need to be made, and you can read his comments on the BBC.
Ole: “We have to rebuild the team and there will be signings this summer." #mufc [BBC]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 16, 2019
The United fans who watched the painful defeat found fault in the performances of Ashley Young and David De Gea, who were at fault for Lionel Messi’s two goals inside the first 20 minutes, but also in a number of other players. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, as ever, were subpar and it seems that Solskjaer has some serious work on his hands when the summer transfer window opens.
The fact that United need to strengthen is as simple as that, money has to be spent and signings have to be made. However, the fans are calling for more than a few new faces to come in and sort them out. Defensive reinforcements are a must, but without a classic centre-forward who can grab them 20+ goals and remain prolific deep into the latter stages of the Champions League, they’ll never match Solskjaer’s ambitions either.
You can read the Red Devils’ verdict on what needs to happen this summer here:
There better be a lot of signings. Not 2 or 3, I’m talking 6 or 7.
— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) 16 April 2019
Be quicker to list who not to sell
— Ridgeisback (@ridgeisback) April 16, 2019
There’ll be max 4 signings when there needs to be 8
— Mark (@Utd_Mark) 16 April 2019
5 summer signing including 1 world class center back, right back, deep lying playmaker, box to box midfielder, and right wing forward! @ManUtd
— brian (@brianstorm____) April 17, 2019
I’m expecting 4 at a bare minimum, and even that would be disappointing. We need at least 6, honestly.
— AH (@AinsleyMUFC) 16 April 2019
We need a complete overhaul! Majority of our current squad is no where near good enough let alone be able to challenge for anything
— Kwolek 9 (@mattkwolek) April 16, 2019
£500 million at least
— Mr. Nobody (@lorddrocksreign) April 16, 2019
Yes ole! No holding back
— Tommy_MUFC (@MUFCRedDevil2) April 16, 2019
The Red Devils are all pretty set on what they need this summer and will be desperate for Ed Woodward to deliver and let Solskjaer bring in who he needs.