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Gary Neville: The five world-class players I would 'love' Man Utd to sign

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Gary Neville has been very vocal recently about how impressed he's been by Jose Mourinho and Manchester United this season.

His former club are currently second in the Premier League but level on points with league-leaders Manchester City, who are only ahead on goal difference.

United's summer signings, namely Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, have massively improved their squad and look set to spearhead a strong title challenge.

Not one of Mourinho's players can really be criticised for their performances thus far, yet Neville still managed to identify his top five at a recent event.

"[David de Gea] is the best player in the club by a long way, he really is," he said. "They've got some great players but he stands out now as being incredible.

"Antonio Valencia deserves a special mention for the way he's adapted over the last two or three years to becoming a right-back, and not just a right-back, an outstanding right-back.

"I'm a bit sad that the partnership between Pogba and Matic has been broken. That was developing into something quite good.

"Pogba is a fantastic player, he deserves a special mention for the fact that you talk about leadership, characteristics, personality to play for United, always accepting the ball.

"Lukaku's settled straight in, scored the goals that United missed last year. Fifteen draws last year was too many, 10 at home, but Everton's a case in point on Sunday.


Mourinho has built a strong and well balanced squad at the Theatre of Dreams, yet some would argue there is still room for improvement.

Indeed, United's only true world-class player at the moment is De Gea, though Pogba, Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan can all make a case.

But who else would Neville like to see join United? It turns out the former right-back would "love" for Mourinho to sign five players.

Speaking to Stretty News TV, he said: "We can get a lot better. I'd like to see one more flair player in the team.

"I'd like to see a winger who can beat a man and get everyone on the edge of their seat. Having been in Spain for four months, I love [Antoine] Griezmann.


"I would love to see Griezmann at United. He's quick, he's inventive, he can beat players [and] he can score goals.

"You would love to see Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Neymar and [Gareth] Bale and people like that because you know they would light up Old Trafford.

"[Luis] Suarez, even though he played for Liverpool, is a United player. It's arrogance to say that but he's fantastic. He scores goals and he's aggressive."

So there you have it, Neville wants Mourinho to look into buying Griezmann, Ronaldo, Neymar, Bale or Suarez. Not asking for much, is he?

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