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Gary Neville believes Manchester United still need to sign a new right-winger

Jadon Sancho (Getty Images)
Jadon Sancho (Getty Images)

Gary Neville says Manchester United still need to sign a new right-winger despite Mason Greenwood emergence at the club.

The 18-year-old has scored four goals and provided one assist since the restart as United's unbeaten run in the Premier League has stretched to eleven games, despite their disappointing 2-2 draw against Southampton on Monday night.

And Neville is extremely excited to see how Greenwood develops Man United over the next few seasons but has still tipped the Red Devils to spend out on a winger this summer.

"He (Greenwood) will play, I think he can play centre-forward, I think he can play left-wing, I think he can play right-wing," Neville told Sky Sports. "To me, not signing a right-winger thinking he would be out of the team is not the right way to look at it.

"Manchester United have always signed great players to challenge other great players in positions. Manchester United had four centre-forwards in 1999.

"Sir Alex Ferguson signed Dwight Yorke having already had Andy Cole, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham at the club. It didn’t stop him signing Dwight Yorke.

"You don't just say 'where will he play?'. Great players will challenge each other, they'll improve, they will find a way to get into the team.

"They won't feel belittled by it or challenged to the point where they sulk, they will step up to the task and they will go for it.

"I'm sure that's what Mason Greenwood will do. He's still young but so exciting it's untrue. I love watching him."

United have been linked with signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund who plays on the right-wing for the German giants.

- TEAMtalk media

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