Manchester United still need to be busy in the January transfer window despite winning two Premier League games in a row. That’s the view of former Red Devils defender Gary Neville who saw United beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad on Saturday evening.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both scored in the opening 30 minutes as United hit City hard with the counter attack.
They then showed their defensive qualities in the second half with Nicolas Otamendi pulling one back for the hosts in the final few minutes.
It was United’s second win of the week after they beat Tottenham on Wednesday.
But Neville believes it shouldn’t alter Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer plans too much, with experienced faces still needed.
Gary Neville saw Man Utd beat Man City on Saturday
“It’ll give them massive confidence but I still don’t think it changes what United need to do in January,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“They still need two or three, if they can get, experienced players in to bolster that squad.
“They need it desperately. McTominay and Fred have done brilliantly today in front of that back four.
“But they just can’t do it week in, week out. That’s been demonstrated over a period of time.
“It doesn’t change anything today but it does give confidence and gives Ole that little bit of breathing space that they can go and win big games.”
Solskjaer had been under pressure a week ago but the two results since has eased that somewhat.
And United goalscorer Rashford believes his boss should not be facing the strong criticism.
The striker said: “It’s been an inconsistent start to the season, it’s a young team, and we’ve been trying to get the right fundamentals and the only way to get consistency is to go through these hard times.
“You have to stick with the manager and process. If we do that we’ve got something to be excited about in the future.
"We could have had more goals and really seen the game out. It is a tough win and sometimes they do more for you as a team and will Help us going forward.
"That first 30 minutes was terrific and what we played to do, the challenge is if we can do that for 80 or 90 minutes.”