Ryan Giggs has encouraged Manchester United to add more players following a slow start of the season. Giggs admitted the club is still short on quality and numbers, and they need to reinforce their ranks.
According to the Welshman, United need “another four or five players”, with further big spending needed for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to become a competitive club once again.
This past summer, Manchester made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in world football, making his way from Leicester for £80 million ($100m), while Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were also acquired from Swansea and Crystal Palace, respectively.
All these additions have done good so far, but United are still struggling to find a proper shape in the Premier League, with Giggs claiming better players are required.
“They need another four or five players,” Giggs told The Sun.
“He [Solskjaer] has bought in three players but he probably needs seven or eight.
“But you can’t do that over one transfer window, so you have to be patient because it will be slow.
“The culture has changed and what he is trying to do was much needed. He needs time.”
He then discussed all the pressure around the club and how its history makes people ask for good results quickly, especially after the bad seasons they’ve had in recent years.
“It’s difficult and it’s going to get even more difficult because of the pressure you are under from owners, fans, the media,” he added.
“But you know what you are getting yourself into.”
We’ll see how this goes in the future, as there have been rumors of potential replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the team doesn’t show any sign of improvement in the upcoming months. But, for Giggs, he thinks the players are the problem.