Gary Pallister says Manchester United must sign a centre-forward this summer
The Red Devils have relied on 37-year-old superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to lead the line this season.
Whilst the Portuguese has poured 15 goals across all competitions, the club is aware a successor must be signed.
Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland has been of long-term interest for the Red Devils.
But they face stern competition from a slew of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Manchester City and Real Madrid.
And Pallister, who won four Premier League titles with United, has warned his former club that Champions League qualification is vital if they want to sign top players like Haaland.
“It’s something that needs to be looked at and sorted, as does another centre forward,” Pallister told TribalFootball.com, on behalf of OLBG.
“Haaland is well up on the list for Manchester United and a number of other top European clubs.
“In days gone by, you feel as if you have every chance of getting those players to your club, but because we are where we are at the moment players will look at that before coming.
“If Manchester United aren’t in the top tier of European football, then players might not be interested in coming and look elsewhere.
“It’s vitally important Manchester United get that last Champions League spot to be able to attract the players they want to attract to this club.”
Midfield is also an area where United are expected to invest this summer.
Paul Pogba is looking certain to leave on a free transfer once his contract expires in four months.
West Ham United star Declan Rice and Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips have been touted as potential signings.
Asked about acquiring Rice or Phillips, Pallister replied: “I think both of those players would tick the boxes.
“When you look at the midfield, Fred has had some dips and peaks through his Manchester United career, and you worry that he doesn’t contribute enough goals in there.
“I love McTominay’s aggression and work rate; he looks like he’s desperate to do anything he can to be in a Manchester United shirt.
“You want more quality in those areas, we don’t know what’s going to happen with Paul Pogba and there’s all kinds of speculation around that.
“A fully fit and fighting Paul Pogba is going to be wanted by any team because he’s a wonderful talent, but maybe he hasn’t hit the heights he would have hoped to in his Manchester United career.”
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