Man Utd told vast recruitment won’t see them challenge Liverpool and Man City

Manchester United have been warned that even a summer of heavy recruitment won't be enough to make them Premier League title contenders.

Instead, a wealth of new signings can make them a top four club, according to former player Lee Sharpe, who has doubts over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's capability to lead United forward.

Inconsistency has hindered the Red Devils this term but the Norwegian has repeatedly said he has the support of the club's hierarchy.

Sharpe has advised United to seek reinforcements in attack, defence and on the flanks but is still sceptical as to whether they can close the gap on rivals Manchester City and Liverpool .

He told GentingBet: "United look miles away from winning the title. I am not sure the manager is the man for the job, I am not sure recruitment this summer can really get them as close as they need to be.

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"I think recruitment can help them get maybe into the top four, I am not sure it will get them closer to Man City and Liverpool. They need another centre-forward. I think Martial is a little bit too flimsy and a bit too inconsistent for me.

"Rashford is brilliant on his day, yet is still learning his trade in his position. Defensively they could probably do with another strong centre-half alongside Maguire.

"I think they could do with Pogba staying, because I still think that on his day, he is one of the world's best in what he creates and what he scores is second to none as a midfielder.

"And then maybe a wide player, I think James has come in from Swansea, and he is still not the finished article, he is still a little bit raw. Greenwood is still a little bit young, and a little bit lightweight. So, I think a few more creative attacking options."

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