Graeme Souness – There is no quick fix to Manchester United fortunes

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Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has said that there is no quick fix to the problems at Manchester United and the club require more than one transfer window to sort out the mess. The Red Devils have experienced an average 2018/19 season where they have remained outside of the top four places for most of the campaign.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Souness said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a massive job ahead with the Red Devils, who have dropped far off from the glory days. He added that the club require a massive spending spree during the forthcoming transfer window, but may not necessarily enhance their prospects of competing for the Premier League crown next term.

He stated: “There is no quick fix at Manchester United. People will think I'm coming at this from being anti-United, but not in the slightest. I'm a football person and Ole has got a massive job on his hands there. There is no quick fix. Right now, what you are looking at, unless they have a stream coming through the youth system, they will have to go big, big, big in the transfer window. They are not going to do it in one transfer window.”

“United recently squandered their only chance of securing silverware after suffered a Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Barcelona“. The Red Devils produced a strong and resolute performance at Old Trafford where they suffered a 1-0 loss, but they could not overturn the deficit at the Camp Nou, “where they were convincingly“ beaten with a 3-0 scoreline.

As such, their prospects of returning to the competition lie entirely on making the top four of the Premier League and the same remains far from assured. The Red Devils are currently two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal but they have the tougher run-in with games against Manchester City and Chelsea. In comparison, the Gunners have completed their quota of matches against the top six.

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