Former Manchester United star Paul Parker believes Jose Mourinho needs to make at least three more signings or the club could finish the season outside of the Premier League’s top four.
The Portuguese has certainly been busy during his first transfer window at Old Trafford, already splashing out the best part of £150million on four new players.
That includes a world-record £89million deal for Paul Pogba, who returns to United following four years at Juventus.
Likewise, Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived from PSG on a free transfer and has already opened his Red Devils account with the third goal in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth last Sunday.
Mourinho has revealed his plan for this season is to challenge for the Premier League title, which would be the fourth of the former Chelsea manager’s trophy-laden career.
But former right-back Paul Parker, who made over 100 league appearances for the Red Devils, believes that United could even miss out on Champions League qualification unless Mourinho makes more signings.
Paul Parker, speaking exclusively to 888Sport, said; “They still need a centre forward and a centre-half and another midfield player. Manchester United aren’t finished yet; they can’t be because that present squad just isn’t going to win the league and Mourinho is all about winning the league.”
“Would you say United can even finish top four after what we saw in the Bournemouth game? I’d have to say not really. Liverpool look good and Arsenal will improve. Tottenham and Chelsea are hard to break down and will be in there. So United have some work to do between now and the end of August to bring in at least three players to guarantee a Champions League spot and maybe win the league.”
Read the full 888sport interview with Paul Parker, including his thoughts on how Paul Pogba may not live up to the price-tag