Roy Keane has stated that the current Manchester United squad is still far from ready to challenge rivals Manchester City for the title despite Edinson Cavani‘s contract extension.
The Irishman who won seven titles with Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad still need attacking reinforcements if they are to wrest the title from their local rivals next season.
The Red Devils, who have not won the title since 2013 in Ferguson’s last season, are likely to finish the season as runners-up, but according to Keane, the current squad remain far off their local rivals in terms of quality.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Cavani’s new contract, the former United captain said;
‘I think it was always going to happen.’ He has done very well for the club.
‘I worry about the bigger picture, that they might think that will be enough in terms of the attacking players for next season.
‘But I still think Man United need to go out and buy big if they want to go back to winning league titles because the group of players they have at the moment are nowhere near good enough to win a league title.’
According to Keane, Ole Solskjaer’s squad is not strong enough to last a title-winning campaign.
‘You need a big squad of players; we have seen the best squad with Man City they’re competing, you need a big squad,’ he added.
‘Manchester United’s squad is not strong enough; we saw that the other night against Leicester. If any time you needed proof, that was it. The backup players weren’t good enough.
The Red Devils have been linked with big-money moves for Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.