Gary Neville claims Manchester United will take at least 4-5 transfer windows to reach at the top once again, says no shortcut to success.
Manchester united have been struggling since past few years, and despite fueling in millions of money, the Red Devils have failed to achieve anything significant except a Europa League under Jose Mourinho.
Presently also, Manchester United are struggling and ended up 6th in their last Premier League campaign, and missing on the Champions League football this season.
This season also there are slim chances of winning anything, but with certain players coming in, there are signs of improvement.
Thus, Manchester United legend Gary Neville speaks about how much time and investment it will take Ole Solskjaer’s side to reach at the top once again, and the football pundit suggests it will be a lot.
“I think United are going to have moments like that in this period, there is going to be pain and there are going to be defeats that you can’t quite explain,” he said, speaking on the Gary Neville podcast.
“Beating Chelsea emphatically on the first day, playing well at Wolves and could’ve won the game. Then, all of a sudden, you’re up against Crystal Palace and you lose at home – it’s quite mystifying.
“They’re the type of results you get when you’re trying to develop and change and transition out of one culture to another. All Man Utd have to do is remain patient and stick to what they’re doing.”
Solskjaer on his first full fledged season has shown faith in youngsters and they have been promising so far, with Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka performing every week.
“The most important thing about the transfer window for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is that they don’t make mistakes, not that they do loads of business, but it’s about making sure they have the right type of players,” explained Neville.
“It may seem like too far into the distance but I would suggest four or five transfer windows to get things absolutely right and get back to the type of squad he would want to challenge these Liverpool and Man City teams.
“I’ve said before, he’s got to be ready, not at the end of this season, not next season, but the one after, to challenge for the Premier League title.
“Potentially when Pep Guardiola has left Man City, or Liverpool have had another round of recruitment and another set of players in…Ole has got to be ready to pounce.
Further, Neville talks about having patience, and emphasis that there are no shortcuts to success but Manchester United need to keep trying.
“It’s a long-term thing, there’s not going to be a quick fix or magic wand from any manager. United have tried David Moyes, they’ve tried Louis van Gaal, they’ve tried Jose Mourinho, all proven and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going down the long road, not the quick path.
“There’s no shortcut, there never is, and for me, it’s now about making it through these difficult moments, like losing to Crystal Palace and you feel like the world is going to fall in but people must remain patient.
Manchester United are with four points after the game-week 3. The Red Devils have been impressive this season and can land up in top-4 at the end of the season.