Gary Neville admits he is unsure whether Manchester United can improve on last season with two ‘unknowns’ arriving at the club this summer.
United have managed to fill the three major gaps in their squad by spending over £160million this summer. Rasmus Hojlund was presented as a United player ahead of Saturday’s 3-1 friendly win over RC Lens at Old Trafford, with Mason Mount and Andre Onana having already arrived at the club.
Erik ten Hag helped United finish third in his debut season in charge, but with their top-four rivals also spending heavily this summer he will need to push on to ensure United retain their spot in the Champions League places. And Neville admits he is nervous about the upcoming campaign, primarily because two of their three new signings – Onana and Hojlund – will come under major scrutiny.
“In Premier League football as Manchester United’s goalkeeper you come under more scrutiny than any other player in English football,” Neville told The Overlap. “I wish him [Onana] all the best because he’s going to need that personality and character. People will get onto him.
“Every media organisation, pundit, fan from every other club. If he makes a mistake you know what is going to happen on every single occasion.
“I think the lad at the other end, Hojlund, centre forward for Manchester United; they’re the two positions you’ll get put under the most scrutiny and they’re the two that have to settle in.
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