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Keane: Man United have cut corners in the transfer market

But the former Red Devils captain also believes it could be ‘exciting times’ for the club if they spend big this summer.

Ireland assistant manager Keane.
Ireland assistant manager Keane.
Image: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EX-MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Roy Keane claims the club must sign as many as six players this summer to get back on track after “cutting corners” in recent years.

Last year’s Premier League title winners sit a massive 15 points off top spot with 13 games remaining and again suffered disappointment over the weekend when Darren Bent scored an injury-time equaliser for Fulham.

Next up for David Moyes is a trip to the Emirates tomorrow to face Arsenal before Saturday’s meeting with Crystal Palace and their Champions League last 16 first leg against Olympiakos next week.

Speaking to itv.com, former United captain Keane, who won seven league titles under Alex Ferguson, says they must splash the cash in the next transfer window — before adding that all is not necessarily lost.

I think Man United need five or six players,” Keane said. “If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting. These can be exciting times for Man United.

“Get them back to the very top where they belong. They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year.”

Read the full ITV interview here

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