Manchester United legend Roy Keane has urged his former club to sign at least two centre-backs in the January transfer window, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The Red Devils got their Champions League campaign off to a miserable start on Tuesday, succumbing to a 2-1 loss against PSV Eindhoven despite being a goal up in the Philips Stadion.
United will now face Wolfsburg at Old Trafford before travelling to Russia to play CSKA Moscow in their next two fixtures and will need some positive results to avoid an early exit.
However, Keane, who played for Man United from 1993-2005, is adamant that Louis van Gaal must purchase at least one new centre-back to have any chances of going further in the competition.
“Defensively I still think United are all over the place,” Roy Keane said on ITV.
“The money United have invested, going forward they will be fine and in midfield they are not too bad but I think they are crying out for centre-halves, definitely one, possibly two.
“As long as Blind and even Smalling, I’m not sure about him, or either Jones are playing centre-half, particular in the Champions League against bigger teams [they will struggle].
“It was a poor result, poor performance and giving away bad goals. They had chances to get something out the game.
“Disappointing night for United.”
United travel to Southampton in their next Premier League clash, but they will be without Luke Shaw for the trip to his former club, with the England left-back breaking his leg during the 2-1 loss to PSV.