Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes the club need to add two players to their squad to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City.
The Red Devils took their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 on Saturday when they tumped Bournemouth 5-2.
The impact of January signing Bruno Fernandes and the emergence of youngster Mason Greenwood has seen United close the gap on third-placed Leicester to just three points.
"There is a big gap to close, there's no doubt about that," Scholes explained to BBC Radio Five Live on the gap to champions Liverpool.
"The points difference is ridiculous and the quality of Man City obviously is there for everyone to see.
"I really don't think they are a million miles away. I know we spoke about four or five players but I think it’s two or three now.
"You are looking at a centre-forward, a really classy goal scorer. And possibly a centre-half to play next to [Harry] Maguire.
"[Victor] Lindelof has done alright but I just think Maguire with his lack of pace at times [can get caught].
"If he's got a really dominant centre-half next to him like a Rio Ferdinand or Jaap Stam, I think that would be a big help to the team."
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