Manchester United legend Gary Neville told Sky Sports that the club cannot win the Premier League with the current performances of David de Gea, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
The Red Devils have won just one of their last five top-flight games, with their most recent encounter seeing West Bromwich Albion holding them to a 1-1 draw.
Neville said: “The key thing is that only one of the last 20 Premier League champions have conceded at least one goal per game.
“That tells you about these three of De Gea, Lindelof and Maguire. To win titles, that triangle of goalkeeper and two centre-backs need to be as solid as a rock.
“They need to be dominant and these three aren’t dominant. The goalkeeper’s not dominant at the moment, even though I thought he did okay on Sunday, and the two centre-backs are not dominant.
“They concede too many goals and if you concede one or more goals per game, you’re not going to win a Premier League. Manchester United have to look at that.”
Man United’s defence is certainly is not good enough to win titles, especially with Maguire and Lindelof being inconsistent.
De Gea isn’t in the kind of form which made him one of the best goalkeepers in the world and United may have to think about limiting his game time in the future.
As far as centre-backs are concerned, the Red Devils have been linked to Jules Kounde and Ibrahima Konate, both of whom have been starring for Sevilla and RB Leipzig respectively.
The addition of another centre-back would not only strengthen United’s squad, but the extra competition could also bring the best out of Maguire and Lindelof.