Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson believes there's enough quality in the club's current squad to ensure that just a couple of top-class additions will make them title contenders.
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson says fans shouldn’t be so worried about the club this season, insisting that just a couple of new signings can make them Premier League title contenders.
Much has been made of United’s lack of transfer activity in recent weeks, having only brought in Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw for a combined £56 million before Tuesday's long-awaited £16 million signing of Marcos Rojo, with some concerned that the club are leaving it too late to do their business.
After last season’s hugely disappointing seventh-place finish, the 2-1 opening day defeat to Swansea City did little to fill supporters with confidence that the immediate future will be better under new boss Louis van Gaal, but Robson believes there’s enough talent in the current squad to make a quick turnaround.
‘As far as I’m concerned, I think if United just sign a couple more top-class players we will be up there challenging with the best,’ he told talkSPORT.
‘With people like Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie, if I was a manager in the Premier League, I wouldn’t change those three for anybody in any other club.
‘That’s the sort of quality they have got within the club and it’s a matter of building on top of those types of players.’
With United looking to bounce back from the Swansea result with victory at Sunderland on Sunday, Robson is adamant that Van Gaal is the right man for the job, having come away impressed upon meeting him during the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.
‘He is an impressive guy,’ he said.
‘He knows what he wants and he will stick by that. He will change things for the better. I’m sure he will do a good job for Manchester United.’