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Neville insists Manchester United won’t win the league in next two years

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that the Red Devils don’t stand a chance of competing for the Premier League title in the next few seasons. The Mancunian giants managed a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League last term and reports have since emerged that they could be working with a limited pre-sales budget of around £100m.

Speaking to The Bild, Neville insisted that United are in need of a major squad rebuild and they may require at least two more seasons before they can start competing for the Premier League crown, he said: “There has to be a lot of change here. With the exchange of some players it is not done. It will not be possible for United to become a champion for the next two years.”

United were restrictive with the spending during the previous summer transfer window where they pursued just three players in the form of Fred, DiogoDalot and Lee Grant. Out of those, none were able to cement a constant role during the course of the 2018/2019 campaign and the supporters will be hoping that the team can do better business for the current summer.

So far, the Red Devils have landed just one signing in Daniel James from Swansea City but there could be more movement during the forthcoming weeks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to strengthen the squad with quality young British talents. Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been one player, who has been constantly touted to make the move to Old Trafford and reports have emerged that he could be available for around £50m this summer.

Such a price should be affordable for the Mancunian giants, though some of the funds may have to be recouped from player sales. The United board have allocated a pre-sales budget of around £100m and additional funds would be dependent on the departure of unwanted players.

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